Author name: IHC

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Early Recommendations to Improve Food Pantry Accessibility for People with Disabilities in Mercer County

Matthew Broad / Trenton Health TeamJune 19, 2023 Over the last year, Trenton Health Team (THT) and the Progressive Center for Independent Living (PCIL) have been working with a number of free food providers in Mercer County to decrease some of the barriers people with disabilities may face when accessing free food resources. Five free […]

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Creating Inclusive Communities: Advocating for Accessibility and Dialogue in NJ

Blagica Jankuloska / Daily RecordJune 15, 2023 When we examine the word “disability,” it is striking that it contains the word “ability.” It reminds us that individuals with disabilities possess unique talents and capabilities. However, not everything within our communities is accessible to individuals with disabilities. As a 35-year-old woman with a physical disability, I

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Partnering to Improve Food Access for People with Disabilities in Mercer County

Matthew Broad / Trenton Health TeamMay 17, 2023 Too many people in Mercer County face food insecurity, meaning that at times they lack the money and other resources to buy enough food for their households. As of 2020, the food insecurity rate in Mercer County was 8.3% (Feeding America, 2022). Ensuring that everyone has sufficient

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Building a Healthy and Equitable Community for People with Diverse Abilities

JENNA SISTAD / NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTIONS TO HEALTHMarch 31, 2023 The objective of our initiative in Freehold Borough, Improving Patient Access, is to remove barriers to health care experienced by people with disabilities and address other social determinants of health. Three community partners are undertaking the project: the Borough of Freehold, the nonprofit Neighborhood Connections to

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Social Innovation Awards

Social Innovation Awards Recognize IHC Founder, Grantees for Exceptional Work in Public Health and Social Sector

Social Innovation Awards Recognize IHC Founder, Grantees for Exceptional Work in Public Health and Social Sector Inclusive Healthy CommunitiesMarch 7, 2023 The New Jersey Social Innovation Awards have been announced, and we are delighted to see so many individuals and organizations associated with the IHC program among the winners, including Peri Nearon, executive director of

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Children of All Abilities Learn to Cook Tasty, Nutritious Foods in Hannah’s Kitchen at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Children of All Abilities Learn to Cook Tasty, Nutritious Foods in Hannah’s Kitchen at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Emily Ho / RDN Wellness Services, Newark Beth Israel Medical CenterOctober 19, 2022 Hannah’s Kitchen is a free cooking class for children ages 2 to 12. Culinary classes teach nutritious recipes through a unique curated experience

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Ensuring Access to Nature and Outdoor Recreation: Advancing Health Equity for People with Disabilities

Ensuring Access to Nature and Outdoor Recreation: Advancing Health Equity for People with Disabilities Jeanne Herb / Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, the State University of New JerseyFebruary 23, 2023 The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 21% of New Jersey adults have some type of

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NJ Human Services opens third round of grant funding to create inclusive and healthy communities for individuals with disabilities

NJ Human Services opens third round of grant funding to create inclusive and healthy communities for individuals with disabilities $3.6M in grants available to non-profits, county and municipal governments   NJ Department of Human ServicesFebruary 7, 2023 The New Jersey Department of Human Services today announced that non-profits, and local county or municipal government agencies can

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Social Innovation Awards

IHC founder and multiple grantees nominated for Social Innovation Awards

IHC founder and multiple grantees nominated for Social Innovation Awards Nominations for the New Jersey Social Innovation Awards have been announced, and we are thrilled to see numerous individuals and organizations associated with the IHC program in the list of finalists, including Peri Nearon, executive director of the NJ Division of Disability Services and founder

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