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Nutley Family Services

Inclusion Is Goal of Disability Awareness Training at Nutley Family Service Bureau

Nutley Family Service Bureau March 5, 2024 Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) was awarded an IHC grant in 2022 to help create a more inclusive, accessible community for people with disabilities. Initially, the program focused on a comprehensive needs assessment, the formation of a Community Advisory Committee, and identifying specific areas of need. Now the […]

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Student art displayed at Paul Robeson Community School in New Brunswick, NJ

In an Innovative Arts Program, Students Learn to Express Emotions Through Art

Andrea Lubin / IHCFebruary 28, 2024 Members of the Rutgers IHC management support team visited the Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts in New Brunswick, N.J., this month to experience the dynamic artwork created by students with disabilities engaged with IHC grantee Young Audiences’ (YA) programming. A series of over 30 paintings and drawings

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Peri Nearon, Carleton Montgomery, Sarah Adelman at Atsion Recreation Area

NJ Departments of Human Services and Environmental Protection Tour Recreational Area in Pinelands to Spotlight Making Nature Accessible to All

From left to right: Peri L. Nearon, Division of Disability Services Executive Director; Carleton Montgomery, Pinelands Preservation Alliance Executive Director; Sarah Adelman, NJ Department of Human Services Commissioner. Impact of Inclusive Healthy Communities Program Grantee Highlighted NJ Department of Human ServicesOctober 27, 2023 New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Sarah Adelman and the New

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Inclusion graphic, Journal of Social Innovation

The New Jersey Inclusive Healthy Communities Grant Program: A Community of Practice Advancing Disability Inclusion

Rebecca Martin / Social Innovations JournalSeptember 14, 2023 AbstractThe New Jersey Inclusive Healthy Communities (IHC) grant program, administered by the NJ Department of Human Services/Division of Disability Services (DDS), is a pioneering effort to enhance health equity for personswith disabilities (PWD) throughout the state. Theprogram champions Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) changes aimed at addressing

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Wellness Pantry, Newark Beth Israel

The Wellness Pantry Program at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Serves All Families in Need

Molly Fallon Dixon / Newark Beth Israel Medical CenterAugust 4, 2023 The Wellness Pantry at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) was launched in 2019 serving pregnant women referred from our Women’s Health Center in need of food assistance. The pantry is run by NBIMC’s Wellness Services Dietitians in partnership with the Community FoodBank of

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ADA 33rd Anniversary

On the ADA’s 33rd Anniversary, Aiming for Greater Inclusivity, Equality and Fairness

Peri Nearon, Executive Director / Division of Disability ServicesJuly 26, 2023 Today, July 26th, marks the 33rd anniversary of the ADA. That’s 33 years of changing lives and perceptions, of equal access and of making clear that we as a society will always stand for the rights of our family members, friends, neighbors, and countless

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Sarah Napoli, keynote speaker, IHC convening 2023

IHC Recipients Gather for Annual Convening

IHCJune 28, 2023 NJ Department of Human Services’ Division of Disability Services held their annual Inclusive Healthy Communities event at Rutgers University. Commissioner Sarah Adelman, Deputy Commissioner of Aging Services Kaylee McGuire, and DDS Executive Director and IHC founder Peri Nearon highlighted the long-lasting impact of supporting individuals with disabilities in the communities in which

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IHC, Inclusive Healthy Communities grant program

NJ Human Services Awards $3.25 Million in Additional Grants to Create Inclusive Healthy Communities

Since January 2021, $7.4 Million in Total Grants Have Been Awarded to 32 Organizations to Help Improve the Overall Health of Individuals with Disabilities NJ Department of Human ServicesJune 27, 2023 Commissioner Sarah Adelman today announced the Department has awarded an additional 13 grants to help organizations across the state implement inclusive initiatives that support

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