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“Creating unified, healthy, and safe towns through community collaboration and partnership”

Bikability Walkability Committee

Everyone should be able to walk or ride a bike safely to get where they need to go. This is part of a healthy lifestyle. The Bikability Walkability committee of NCTH focuses on: Enhancing the ability for people to bike and walk safely throughout Freehold Borough.


Goals and Strategies:

Goal 2: Increase physical activity and improve nutrition among Greater Freehold residents

Strategy 1: Improve resident satisfaction of the physical environment by promoting increased physical activity through enhancing walkability and bikeability

“Tactic: Determine a specific plan to implement identified improvements to physical environment” Blueprint for Action

Initiatives

May 2nd, 2019 WALK AUDIT

On May 2nd, 2019, Neighborhood Connections to Health coalition hosted a Walk Audit at Park Avenue Elementary School in Freehold, NJ. This was made possible through the combined efforts of EZ Ride and NJ Safe Routes to School, as well as support from Freehold Borough Schools (with special thanks to Principal Mulhern of PAE and Dr. Tomazic, Superintendent). Last but not least, thanks to our amazing community of volunteers who came to walk a mile in a child’s shoes.

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Through this collaboration, NCTH gathered data to apply to the NJ Safe Routes to School Grant. This grant has the potential to improve infrastructure in Freehold Borough for better walking and biking! Click here to learn more (http://www.saferoutesnj.org) www.NJSafeRoutes.org

Do you live in Freehold Borough? Take our Survey!

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Bike Racks

Thanks to the combined efforts of our committee members and to our funders, NCTH has ordered bike racks to be installed throughout Freehold Borough. We hope this will promote bike use, exercise, and support this mode of transportation for residents.

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Bike Safety Campaign

NCTH launched a Bike Safety Campaign in Freehold this summer (2019). Our goal is to distribute 400 free helmets to children and adults in our area who need them. This removes the barrier of cost in the equation of safety. Check out our event calendar to see when/where we will be distributing helmets. Contact us if you are interested in supporting the campaign.

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Bikability Walkability Committee

Everyone should be able to walk or ride a bike safely to get where they need to go. This is part of a healthy lifestyle. The Bikability Walkability committee of NCTH focuses on: Enhancing the ability for people to bike and walk safely throughout Freehold Borough.


Blueprint Goals and Strategies:

Goal 2: Increase physical activity and improve nutrition among Greater Freehold residents

Strategy 1: Improve resident satisfaction of the physical environment by promoting increased physical activity through enhancing walkability and bikeability

“Tactic: Determine a specific plan to implement identified improvements to physical environment” Blueprint for Action

Initiatives

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May 2nd, 2019 WALK AUDIT

On May 2nd, 2019, Neighborhood Connections to Health coalition hosted a Walk Audit at Park Avenue Elementary School in Freehold, NJ. This was made possible through the combined efforts of EZ Ride and NJ Safe Routes to School, as well as support from Freehold Borough Schools (with special thanks to Principal Mulhern of PAE and Dr. Tomazic, Superintendent). Last but not least, thanks to our amazing community of volunteers who came to walk a mile in a child’s shoes.

Through this collaboration, NCTH gathered data to apply to the NJ Safe Routes to School Grant. This grant has the potential to improve infrastructure in Freehold Borough for better walking and biking! Click here to learn more (http://www.saferoutesnj.org) www.NJSafeRoutes.org

Do you live in Freehold Borough? Take our Survey!

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Bike Racks

Thanks to the combined efforts of our committee members and to our funders, NCTH has ordered bike racks to be installed throughout Freehold Borough. We hope this will promote bike use, exercise, and support this mode of transportation for residents.

Bike Safety Campaign

NCTH launched a Bike Safety Campaign in Freehold this summer (2019). Our goal is to distribute 400 free helmets to children and adults in our area who need them. This removes the barrier of cost in the equation of safety. Check out our event calendar to see when/where we will be distributing helmets. Contact us if you are interested in supporting the campaign.

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Access to Healthy Food Committee

Healthy food should be available for everyone to enjoy! The Access to Healthy Food Committee of NCTH works to make healthy food options available and affordable to residents of Freehold Borough.


Blueprint Goals and Strategies:

Goal 2 Continued: Increase physical activity and improve nutrition among Greater Freehold residents

Strategy 2: Increase access to healthy food options in Freehold Borough

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PROJECTS/INITIATIVES

Freehold Borough “Veggie Van”

NCTH is hosting a mobile fruit/vegetable market, provided by Fulfill. Our Access to Healthy Food Committee meets regularly to deliberate and execute this initiative. Please see this flyer for our details of our first date of operation- July 31st 2019!

RESOURCES

Freehold Community Garden

Sign up for a plot in the Freehold Community Garden! The Master Gardener can assist in teaching you the basics of gardening, and you will have the opportunity to take home your own produce as well as communal harvest.

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Interested in a plot, but cost is a barrier? NCTH can sponsor you, free of cost. Enter Here!

Freehold Farmer’s Market

Open every Friday from July-October, 11:00am-4:00pm, the Freehold Farmer’s market is a great source of locally grown produce. WIC & SNAP benefits accepted at select vendors. Stop by!

More Information

Freehold Food Resource Calendar

Access to Healthy Food Committee

Healthy food should be available for everyone to enjoy! The Access to Healthy Food Committee of NCTH works to make healthy food options available and affordable to residents of Freehold Borough.


Blueprint Goals and Strategies:

Goal 2 Continued: Increase physical activity and improve nutrition among Greater Freehold residents

Strategy 2: Increase access to healthy food options in Freehold Borough

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PROJECTS/INITIATIVES

Freehold Borough “Veggie Van”

NCTH is hosting a mobile fruit/vegetable market, provided by Fulfill. Our Access to Healthy Food Committee meets regularly to deliberate and execute this initiative. Please see this flyer for our details of our first date of operation- July 31st 2019!

RESOURCES

Freehold Community Garden

Sign up for a plot in the Freehold Community Garden! The Master Gardener can assist in teaching you the basics of gardening, and you will have the opportunity to take home your own produce as well as communal harvest.

Come visit us at 18 Lloyd street Freehold, NJ 07728

www.freeholdboroughnj.gov

Interested in a plot, but cost is a barrier? NCTH can sponsor you, free of cost. Enter Here!

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Freehold Farmer’s Market

Open every Friday from July-October, 11:00am-4:00pm, the Freehold Farmer’s market is a great source of locally grown produce. WIC & SNAP benefits accepted at select vendors. Stop by!

More Information

Freehold Food Resource Calendar

Intergenerational Activities Committee

We want the community to be a place where people from all walks of life can come together and enjoy each other’s company. The Intergenerational Activities Committee works to unite youth and seniors in a meaningful way, while also promoting health through physical activities.


Blueprint Goals and Strategies:

Goal 2 Continued: Increase physical activity and improve nutrition among Greater Freehold residents

Strategy 3: Increase access to healthy food options in Freehold Borough

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Increase physical activity and improve nutrition among Greater Freehold residents.

Enhance access to community physical activity programs throughout Greater Freehold.

Strategy: Build a coalition of youth and senior volunteers to work together in the community.

We are looking for volunteers of ALL ages! If you are interested in creating and sustaining fun activities in the community, feel free to contact us!

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2019 EVENTS

April 5th Multicultural Multigenerational Luncheon

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Our Annual Multicultural, Multigenerational Luncheon event is a collaboration of partners and committee members. Embracing the many cultures of the greater Freehold area, this Luncheon is open to EVERYONE. Each year, our committee works together in preparation for the event, and we could not do it without the support of our partners and our community!

We are so thankful for the donations of food, supplies, and time that we receive. We are so proud of the Freehold Intermediate School students (photographed) who volunteered to make this day great. In addition, food was catered by the Freehold High School’s 5 Star Cafe.

Check out our flyer: English and Spanish, for details from April 5th, 2019. We look forward to another great Luncheon in 2020!

Interested in participating in 2020? Contact us!

2019 Senior Appreciation Day Poster Contest!

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What a great opportunity for youth to show their appreciation for the seniors in their lives. NCTH’s Intergenerational Committee organized a poster contest, through which students of all ages from the Freehold Borough School System created their depiction of a “youth and senior relationship.”

The students’ art was displayed on September 15th, 2019, at the Freehold Borough Senior Appreciation Day event. Two-hundred votes later, NCTH selected three winners from the elementary age bracket, and three more from the middle school age bracket.

The end result? A celebration of age, culture, and family. It was beautiful to see through the eyes of our youth and be challenged to reflect on life.

Intergenerational Activities Committee

We want the community to be a place where people from all walks of life can come together and enjoy each other’s company. The Intergenerational Activities Committee works to unite youth and seniors in a meaningful way, while also promoting health through physical activities.


Blueprint Goals and Strategies:

Goal 2 Continued: Increase physical activity and improve nutrition among Greater Freehold residents

Strategy 3: Enhance access to community physical activity programs throughout Greater Freehold

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2019 EVENTS

April 5th Multicultural Multigenerational Luncheon

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Our Annual Multicultural, Multigenerational Luncheon event is a collaboration of partners and committee members. Embracing the many cultures of the greater Freehold area, this Luncheon is open to EVERYONE. Each year, our committee works together in preparation for the event, and we could not do it without the support of our partners and our community!

We are so thankful for the donations of food, supplies, and time that we receive. We are so proud of the Freehold Intermediate School students (photographed) who volunteered to make this day great. In addition, food was catered by the Freehold High School’s 5 Star Cafe.

heck out our flyer: English and Spanish, for details from April 5th, 2019. We look forward to another great Luncheon in 2020!

Interested in participating in 2020? Contact us!

2019 Senior Appreciation Day Poster Contest!

What a great opportunity for youth to show their appreciation for the seniors in their lives. NCTH’s Intergenerational Committee organized a poster contest, through which students of all ages from the Freehold Borough School System created their depiction of a “youth and senior relationship.”

The students’ art was displayed on September 15th, 2019, at the Freehold Borough Senior Appreciation Day event. Two-hundred votes later, NCTH selected three winners from the elementary age bracket, and three more from the middle school age bracket.

The end result? A celebration of age, culture, and family. It was beautiful to see through the eyes of our youth and be challenged to reflect on life.

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Lead Poisoning Prevention Committee

The NCTH lead committee focuses on primary prevention for lead poisoning. The committee educates the community on the hazards of lead, promotes blood-level testing for children, organizes in-home lead assessments, and connects residents with partners who can assist with lead remediation.


Blueprint Goals and Strategies:

Goal 1: Reduce the incidence of lead poisoning in Freehold Borough

Strategy 1: Foster collaboration among housing, community development, code enforcement, elected officials, governmental agencies, property owners, and community to advance a lead poisoning prevention program

Strategy 2: Reduce the number of homes in Freehold Borough that have lead paint hazards

Lead Education

NCTH is currently conducting Lead Awareness Education Events with the objective of preventing lead exposure and minimizing risks before a child is poisoned. We include in our programs community education, home environmental assessments, in-home testing with laboratory analysis and incentive programs to encourage landlords to voluntarily remediate risks such as replacing lead-affected windows and using lead safe paint.

Programs/Initiatives

Blood Lead Level Testing: Freehold Borough Schools

NCTH is currently collaborating with Freehold Borough Schools and the Freehold Area Health Deptartment to screen children in schools for blood-lead levels. Read more

Visit the Freehold Area Health Department

Healthy Homes Assessments:

Our Community Health Worker staff (connect to Staff page) complete in-home lead assessments and connect families to resources to help create a safe living environment. Click here if you or someone you know lives in Freehold Borough and are interested in a Healthy Homes Assessment. We will call you to set up an appointment!

Additional Resources

Lead Nutrition

Click here for nutrition information for lead poisoning prevention.

Lead Hazard Information

Click here to learn everything you need to know about the hazards of lead and how to protect you and your family.

Click here for Spanish

Lead Poisoning Prevention Committee

The NCTH lead committee focuses on primary prevention for lead poisoning. The committee educates the community on the hazards of lead, promotes blood-level testing for children, organizes in-home lead assessments, and connects residents with partners who can assist with lead remediation.


Blueprint Goals and Strategies:

Goal 1: Reduce the incidence of lead poisoning in Freehold Borough

Strategy 1: Foster collaboration among housing, community development, code enforcement, elected officials, governmental agencies, property owners, and community to advance a lead poisoning prevention program

Strategy 2: Reduce the number of homes in Freehold Borough that have lead paint hazards

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Implements a Primary Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Community awareness campaign on the impact of lead on children and cost of inaction to the community

Healthy home and lead risk assessments

EPA Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Training (RRP) for local contractors and property owners

Incentives for property owners to comply with lead-safe housing treatment for voluntary remediation

Policy Development

Programs/Initiatives

Lead Education

NCTH is currently conducting Lead Awareness Education Events with the objective of preventing lead exposure and minimizing risks before a child is poisoned. We include in our programs community education, home environmental assessments, in-home testing with laboratory analysis and incentive programs to encourage landlords to voluntarily remediate risks such as replacing lead-affected windows and using lead safe paint.

Blood Lead Level Testing: Freehold Borough Schools

NCTH is currently collaborating with Freehold Borough Schools and the Freehold Area Health Deptartment to screen children in schools for blood-lead levels. Read more

Visit the Freehold Area Health Department

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Healthy Homes Assessments:

Our Community Health Worker staff (connect to Staff page) complete in-home lead assessments and connect families to resources to help create a safe living environment. Click here if you or someone you know lives in Freehold Borough and are interested in a Healthy Homes Assessment. We will call you to set up an appointment!

Additional Resources

Lead Nutrition

Click here for nutrition information for lead poisoning prevention.

Lead Hazard Information

Click here to learn everything you need to know about the hazards of lead and how to protect you and your family.

Click here for Spanish

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