In 2016, the cross-sector Passaic County Food Policy Council determined four focus areas for improving community health in Southern Passaic County, which includes the City of Paterson, the City of Passaic, Clifton, Haledon and Prospect Park: economic opportunity, community safety, healthy food access and access to clinical care. Noting that food access is a growing need in Southern Passaic County, the Council’s goals include implementing or expanding school breakfast and summer meals programs as well as introducing healthy food procurement practices in local institutions. Additional strategies the Council has identified for its work include addressing abandoned properties, improving streetscape design, supporting a food business incubator and vocational training for adults.
A visual summary of this plan is presented below.
To learn more about our impact, please visit our blog posts on the NJHI website: https://www.njhi.org/projects/passaic-county-food-policy-council/
In March of 2019, an update of the Blueprint for Action was presented to public. A copy of the progress report can be viewed here:
Bulding a Culture of Health: Blueprint for Action - March 2019 Update