The Hunterdon County Partnership for Health is organized with the purpose of increasing collaboration among entities that desire to improve the overall health and well-being of the Hunterdon County community. The vision adopted by the Partnership for Health is: “Every individual of Hunterdon County has a state of optimal physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being which allows the individual to pursue the most fulfilling life possible, not merely a life absent of disease or infirmity.” The role of the Partnership for Health in Hunterdon County is to pool the resources needed to undertake the work and to facilitate the planning process. The following are the objectives of the Partnership for Health:
- Develop and implement a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) based on the findings from the community health needs assessment
- Conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) on a regular cycle taking into consideration federal and state requirements. A CHNA:
- Continually review the status and progress of the Community Health Improvement Plan
- Continually promote and support the importance of public health and encourage community members to take responsibility for their health.
- Improve community’s health and well-being
United Way of Hunterdon County is an active participant in the Partnership for Health, holding seats on two committees: The Aging Issues and the Latino Action Teams.
United Way strongly believes that in order to affect change, it is important to be a community partner at all levels and pleased to be a member of this unique and effective Partnership.