Health

Promoting a Culture of Health & Wellness

LIVE WELL-VIVIR BIEN NEW BRUNSWICK

We're promoting a culture of Health and Wellness in New Brunswick.

LIVE WELL-VIVIR BIEN NEW BRUNSWICK is a city-wide campaign creating awareness and inspiring residents to actively participate in the health and wellness resources and services available in New Brunswick, ultimately resulting in improved quality of life and other positive health outcomes. Health and wellness resources, activities, and events are available through a FREE MOBILE APP in both English & Spanish. LIVE WELL-VIVIR BIEN NEW BRUNSWICK also serves as the communications mechanism for Healthier New Brunswick.

It is a collective effort lead by New Brunswick Tomorrow that aims to:

  • Coordinate community programs and activities that promote health and wellness.
  • Increase public awareness of health and wellness resources through available health-related and supportive social services.
  • Establish goals to measure

The LIVE WELL-VIVIR BIEN NEW BRUNSWICK campaign is designed to foster community-based partnerships by encouraging networking and collaboration among community partners and organizations. It allows communication for the health-related activities and services available, both for LIVE WELL-VIVIR BIEN partners and New Brunswick residents.

The LIVE WELL-VIVIR BIEN NEW BRUNSWICK campaign was created from the shared vision of Healthier New Brunswick as a communications platform to amplify the work of community partners in helping residents to lead healthier lifestyles and achieve greater positive health outcomes. Since its inception, Healthier New Brunswick has evolved from being an initiative focused on the issue of access to medical care to a collaboration uniting and connecting resources and assets to improve the overall health and wellness of the community. The focus includes health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and the physical environment. Some of our more recent achievements include:

  • Created Healthy Eating Video Contest (video on the importance of healthy eating) with the Shoprite Junior Program at New Brunswick High School
  • 2nd Annual March Snackness Contest at Lincoln School
  • Developed a Live Well-Vivir Bien New Brunswick Healthier Restaurant Menu Campaign

COMING SOON!: A Healthier New Brunswick Video Series which currently includes:

  • 3 healthier food recipes 
  • 3 exercise shorts (at Joyce Kilmer and Feaster Parks and one for home)
  • Mobile Tech 101 (a how to use your cell phone & the Live Well app tutorial)

OUR IMPACT

32,838

total attendance for three 2016 Ciclovia events

40

Community Partners for 2016 Ciclovia

9,815

attended the October 2017 Ciclovia on a rainy day

14,582

attended the April 2018 Ciclovia

OUR IMPACT

2x

Doubled the amount of people using the LIVE WELL NEW BRUNSWICK mobile app from last year alone

145

LWNB Campaign Partners

163

health & wellness services provided (12 new in FY 2018)

222

outreach activities conducted in New Brunswick

4,000

people reached via outreach activities in 2017

158

outreach activities reaching close to 3000 people in FY18

OUR IMPACT

1,500

New Brunswick households reached since April, 2018

180

diabetic residents identified through this program

30%

of identified residents scheduled appointments to be treated at the Saint Peter’s Family Health Center

Camp attendees preparing for soccer skills camp

Camp attendees preparing for soccer skills camp

Camp attendees preparing for soccer skills camp

Camp attendees preparing for soccer skills camp

Camp attendees preparing for soccer skills camp

Camp attendees preparing for soccer skills camp

Camp attendees preparing for soccer skills camp

Camp attendees preparing for soccer skills camp

Camp attendees preparing for soccer skills camp

Camp attendees preparing for soccer skills camp

Camp attendees preparing for soccer skills camp

Camp attendees preparing for soccer skills camp

Camp attendees preparing for soccer skills camp

Camp attendees preparing for soccer skills camp

Camp attendees preparing for soccer skills camp

Camp attendees preparing for soccer skills camp

Camp attendees preparing for soccer skills camp

Camp attendees preparing for soccer skills camp

Camp attendees preparing for soccer skills camp

Camp attendees preparing for soccer skills camp

Camp attendees preparing for soccer skills camp

Camp attendees preparing for soccer skills camp

KEY ISSUES

PROGRAM Partners

PROGRAM Partners

NBT partners with the following organizations to make these health programs available to the people of New Brunswick:

LIVE WELL-VIVIR BIEN NEW BRUNSWICK

4-H Youth Development

Christ Church (Food Pantry)

Middlesex County Government Programs and Services

  • Multi Assistance Program
  • Senior Nutrition Services
  • Victim Advocacy Center
  • Sheriff’s Office
  • Department of Human Services- Ryan White Program
  • One Stop Career Center
  • Safe Housing Program
  • Public Health Center
  • Office on Consumer Affairs
  • Victim-Witness Advocacy
  • Human Services
  • Aging and Disability Services
  • Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Housing and Community Development
  • Board of Social Services
  • Adult Health
  • Aging Information and Assistance
  • Office of Workforce Development - SkillUp Middlesex

New Brunswick Dial-A-Ride

New Brunswick Health Department

NB Hub Teen Center

NB Fire Department

New Brunswick Public Schools

  • Adult Learning Center
  • School-Based Services
  • NJ Youth Corps
  • Work First NJ
  • Evening School for Foreign Born

NB Public Health Clinic

New Brunswick School Based Youth Services

New Brunswick Senior Center

New Brunswick Vital Statistics Bureau

New Hope Integrated Behavioral Health Care

New Jersey Division of Disability Services

New Jersey Unemployment Insurance Benefit Claim

NJ Youth Corps of Middlesex County

Parent Infant Center

Pediatric Immunization Clinic

Pharmaceuticals Assistance for the Aged and Disabled

Planned Parenthood- New Brunswick

Puerto Rican Action Board (PRAB)

Prevent Child Abuse America

Elijah’s Promise

Lawyer Referral Service Reduced Fee Program

Robert Wood Johnson Fitness and Wellness Center

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

  • SIDS Center
  • The Life Center: Genetic Counseling and Risk Assessment
  • Pediatric AIDS Program
  • HIV/ AIDS Counseling and Testing

Sacred Heart Church

Saint Peter’s University Hospital

  • Mobile Health Services in the Community
  • Food and Nutritional Services
  • Gianna Center for Women’s Health and Fertility
  • For Keeps: Kids Embraced and Empowered through Psychological Services

Middlesex County One-Stop Career Center

Saint Peter’s Family Health Center

Statewide Respite Care Program

Women Aware

Women Helping Women

Work First NJ - JSAP and CWEP

Special Child Health Services Case Management Unit

The Cancer Institute of NJ

Sawtelle Home for Children- New Brunswick

Unity Square

Civic League of Greater New Brunswick

State Health Insurance Assistance Program

Salvation Army

George Street Playhouse

Gifted Child Clinic

Rutgers Tobacco Dependence Program  

Rutgers Gardens (Farmers Market)

Ronald McDonald House- New Brunswick

Refuge City Church

Play It Smart

New Jersey Blood Services

New Brunswick Youth Services System

New Brunswick Recreation

New Brunswick Police Department

City of New Brunswick

NB Housing and Redevelopment Authority

NB Free Public Library

NB Department of Social Services

NB Division of Parks

New Brunswick Community Farmers Market

Medical Assistance Program

Meals on Wheels

Tabernacle Baptist Church (Meal Ministry)

Manavi

Mae J. Strong Child Development Center

Lead Poisoning Prevention and Case Management

Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple

Roots to Recovery

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc.

Choices, Inc.

Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc.

Keep Middlesex Moving, Inc.

Boarding Home and Rooming House Services

New Brunswick Social Security Office

Douglass School

Action Pregnancy Center, Inc.

Damon House Inc.

Douglass Outreach

Eric B. Chandler Health Center

Hyacinth AIDS Foundation

Cancer Education and Early Detection Program

Community Wellness Center

Middlesex County Board of Social Services

NB Public Health Clinic

Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving (JACC)

The Society of Vincent DePaul (Food Pantry)

Women Infant Child (WIC)

Catholic Charities- Diocese of Metuchen  

Ebenezer Baptist Church (Soup Kitchen)

Emanuel Lutheran Church

Five Loaves Food Pantry

Suydam Street Reformed Church (Food Pantry)

Youth Empowerment Services

Homeless Prevention Rapid Re-Housing

Children’s Specialized Hospital

Bristol Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital

Matthias

First Reformed Church

Holly House

Boxing Gym

Family Medicine at Monument Square

Holy Family Parish Center

Health Way

Super Fresh

Wellspring Center for Prevention

CrossFit Stealth

Charmil Y Davis Foundation

Family Support Organization of Middlesex County

Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey

Gamblers Anonymous at Rutgers Cook Campus

Rutgers Student Food Pantry

The Collaboration Center for Community Based Research and Service

Skill Up Middlesex- Office of Workforce Development

George Street Co-op

Veganized Foods

Healthy Housing (BUILD)

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Saint Peters University Hospital

Middlesex County Office of Health Services

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Community residents

Diabetes Community Outreach Program

Community residents

Saint Peter’s University Hospital

Healthier New Brunswick

Rutgers University

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

  • Eric B Chandler Health Center
  • HIPHOP

BlousteinSchool of Public Health

School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

  • Nutritional Sciences

Johnson & Johnson

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Saint Peter’s University Hospital

  • Family Health Center

City of New Brunswick

Middlesex County Office of Health Services

New Brunswick Public Schools

PRAB

Zion A.M.E. Church

Wellspring Center for Prevention

Elijah’s Promise

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