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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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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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Creating Inclusive Workplaces with Deaf Employees

Octavio Maldonado / Allies in CaringJuly 23, 2022 In today’s diverse workplaces, it’s essential to create an inclusive environment for all employees. This includes employees who are deaf or hard of hearing, who have unique perspectives and valuable contributions to make. In this blog, we’ll explore the benefits of creating an inclusive workplace for deaf

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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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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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Freehold Family Health Day

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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Kids learn to cook healthy foods at Hannah's Kitchen

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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Freehold Family Health Center

Working with the Disability Community Starts with Meaningful Outreach and Relationship Building

Working with the Disability Community Starts with Meaningful Outreach and Relationship Building JENNA SISTAD / Neighborhood Connections to HealthJanuary 20, 2023 The objective of our project in Freehold Borough is to remove barriers to health care experienced by people with disabilities. The project is being undertaken by three community partners: the Borough of Freehold, the

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