The Mayors Wellness Campaign

New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute’s Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC) is a statewide community health initiative in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.

The MWC is a program that gives mayors tools and strategies to champion healthy and active living and to improve the overall health of their communities. When mayors promote healthy living they can drive communitywide change. The MWC gives you the platform and tools you need to make your community a healthier place to live.

As part of the MWC, a town should work to promote health in the following domains: youth; seniors; employees; and, communities.

Joining the MWC

It is simple and free to join the MWC. Once you join the MWC, we can provide you with:

  • Information about grants and funding for your programs
  • Connections to local partners to further your campaign goals
  • Press kits to promote your events and campaign
  • Specific strategies to promote healthy and active living along with other ideas to engage your community
  • Networking and communications with other MWC participants to share your activities and learn from others
  • Points for Sustainable Jersey (a certification program for New Jersey Municipalities)

MWC and Sustainable Jersey

The MWC recognizes that sustainability is an important part of community health. We therefore partner with Sustainable Jersey to support communities as they pursue programming that encourages healthy lifestyles. By participating in the MWC communities are eligible for 20 Sustainable Jersey points through the ‘Building Healthier Communities’ action.

Pledging of Participation

Mayors Wellness Campaign Pledge of Participation

  • As Mayor of {town} I pledge to work cooperatively with the Mayors Wellness Campaign to implement new programs which will promote active living and healthier lifestyles for the men, women and children of our community. I am committed to evaluating and reporting the programs we implement in our community.
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  • NJHCQI Headquarters

    New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute
    Stone House at Carnegie Center
    3628 Route 1
    Princeton, NJ 08540

    Phone
    609-452-5980
    Fax
    609-452-5983
    Email
    info@njhcqi.org
    1. Lincoln Park Fire Truck Pull

      Date: September 20, 2014 / 4 PM Time: 9 AM / 4 PM Location: Lincoln Park PAL Parking Lot
    2. New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference

      Date: November 18, 2014 / Time: / Location: Atlantic City Convention Center
    3. Day of Wellness at NJSLOM Conference

      Date: November 19, 2014 / Time: / Location:
    4. Healthy Town Applications due!

      Date: December 19, 2014 / Time: / Location:
    5. Stone Harbor Mayors Wellness Campaign Kick-Off Event

      Date: February 18, 2015 / Time: / Location:
    6. Bernardsville Nutrition Workshop

      Date: February 21, 2015 / Time: / Location: Bernardsville Public Library
    7. National Health Care Decision Day

      Date: April 16, 2015 / Time: / Location:
    8. Princeton Conversation of Your Life Kick-Off

      Date: April 16, 2015 / 11:00 a.m. Time: 10:00 a.m. / 11:00 a.m. Location: Princeton Public Library
    9. Gloucester Township Conversation of a Lifetime Kick-Off

      Date: April 16, 2015 / 11:00 p.m. Time: 10:00 a.m. / 11:00 p.m. Location: Gloucester Township Borough Hall
    10. Englewood Walk with a Leader program

      Date: April 20, 2015 / 8:00 p.m. Time: 7:00 p.m. / 8:00 p.m. Location:
    11. Tenafly Conversation of a Lifetime Kick-Off

      Date: April 23, 2015 / 8:30 p.m. Time: 7:30 p.m. / 8:30 p.m. Location: Tenafly Borough Hall
    12. Stone Harbor 10-week Wellness Program Closing Ceremony

      Date: April 29, 2015 / 6:30 p.m. Time: 5:30 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. Location: The Reeds at Shelter Haven
    13. MWC Conversation of Your Life: National Day of Prayer

      Date: May 7, 2015 / 8:00 a.m. Time: 7:00 a.m. / 8:00 a.m. Location: Gloucester Township Borough Hall
    14. MWC Conversation of Your Life: Gloucester Township Day

      Date: June 6, 2015 / Time: / Location:
    15. Conversation on Being Mortal

      Date: July 27, 2015 / Time: 2PM / Location: Princeton Senior Resource Center
    16. MWC Conversation of a Lifetime: Community Read

      Date: August 10, 2015 / Time: 7:15PM / Location: Tenafly Public Library
    17. Conversation on Being Mortal

      Date: August 24, 2015 / Time: 2PM / Location: Princeton Senior Resource Center
    18. MWC Conversation of a Lifetime: "Still Alice" Showing

      Date: September 16, 2015 / Time: 1:00PM / Location: Tenafly Public Library
    19. MWC Conversation of a Lifetime: Recent Advances in Alzheimer's Disease Research

      Date: September 17, 2015 / Time: 7:30PM / Location: Tenafly Public Library
    20. MWC Conversation of a Lifetime: Long Term Care and You

      Date: September 24, 2015 / Time: 7:30PM / Location: Tenafly Public Library
    21. Conversation on Being Mortal

      Date: September 28, 2015 / Time: 2PM / Location: Princeton Senior Resource Center
    22. MWC Conversation of a Lifetime: Advance Directives and Healthcare Proxies

      Date: September 30, 2015 / Time: 1:00PM / Location: Tenafly Public Library
    23. Annual Pumpkin Festival

      Date: October 4, 2015 / 4PM Time: 11AM / 4PM Location: The Studio at Mainstage
    24. MWC Conversation of a Lifetime: Amazing Aging: An Exploration into Aging as a Time of Growth

      Date: October 15, 2015 / Time: 7:00PM / Location: Tenafly Public Library
    25. MWC Conversation of a Lifetime: "Amour" Showing

      Date: October 22, 2015 / Time: 1:00PM / Location: Tenafly Public Library
    26. Conversation on Being Mortal

      Date: October 26, 2015 / Time: 2PM / Location: Princeton Senior Resource Center
    27. Book discussion on Angelo Volandes’ The Conversation, led by Janie Hermann

      Date: October 29, 2015 / Time: 10AM / Location: Princeton Public Library
    28. Author Talk: The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains, Thomas W. Laqueur

      Date: October 30, 2015 / 7:30 PM Time: 5:30 PM / 7:30 PM Location: Labyrinth Books
    29. Dr. Angelo Volandes (www.angelovolandes.com) visits Gloucester Township.

      Date: November 1, 2015 / Time: TBD / Location:
    30. Film Screening: Considering the Conversation, followed by discussion led by Susan Hoskins of PSRC

      Date: November 2, 2015 / Time: 7PM / Location: Princeton Public Library
    31. Guest Lecture: Angelo Volandes

      Date: November 3, 2015 / Time: 7PM / Location: Princeton Public Library
    32. TedX Salon Moderated by Dr. David Barile

      Date: November 7, 2015 / 5PM Time: 2PM / 5PM Location: Princeton Public Library
    33. MWC Conversation of a Lifetime: Elder Law & Estate Planning Workshop

      Date: November 10, 2015 / Time: 7:00PM / Location: Tenafly Public Library
    34. Cards and Conversation

      Date: November 10, 2015 / Time: 6PM and 7:30PM / Location: Princeton Public Library
    35. Fall Conference: “What Do I Need to Take Care of So I Can Get on with My Bucket List?”

      Date: November 14, 2015 / 1:00PM Time: 8:30AM / 1:00PM Location: Princeton Senior Resource Center
    36. 100th Annual New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference

      Date: November 18, 2015 / Time: / Location: Atlantic City Convention Center
    37. MWC Conversation of a Lifetime: "The Bucket List" Showing

      Date: November 18, 2015 / Time: 1:00PM / Location: Tenafly Public Library
    38. Book Discussion on Angelo Volandes’ "The Conversation", Led by Susan Hoskins of PSRC

      Date: November 23, 2015 / Time: 2PM / Location: Princeton Senior Resource Center
    39. Film Screening and Discussion: "You’re Not You"

      Date: November 24, 2015 / Time: 6:30PM / Location: Princeton Public Library
    40. Conversation of a Lifetime Author Talk: Nina Angela McKissock

      Date: December 3, 2015 / 9:00 pm Time: 7:00 pm / 9:00 pm Location: Princeton Public Library
    41. Conversation of a Lifetime: A Conversation with Jim Towey & Paul Malley

      Date: January 13, 2016 / 8:30 pm Time: 7:00 pm / 8:30 pm Location: Princeton Public Library
    42. National Health Care Decisions Day

      Date: April 16, 2016 / Time: / Location: New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute
    43. Free Screening and Panel Discussion on Being Mortal

      Date: May 9, 2016 / Time: 7:30 PM / Location: Temple Emanu-El
    44. Healthy Communities create Healthy Citizens Kick Off Event

      Date: May 20, 2016 / 2:00pm ET Time: 12:00pm ET / 2:00pm ET Location:
    45. Mayors Wellness Campaign 10th Anniversary Celebration!

      Date: June 1, 2016 / 12:00 PM Time: 10:00 AM / 12:00 PM Location:
    46. Healthier Heart Farmer's Market

      Date: July 1, 2016 / 4:30pm Time: 12:00pm / 4:30pm Location: Trinity Cathedral
    47. Live Healthy Cumberland County Kick Off

      Date: July 15, 2016 / Time: 2:00pm ET / Location:
    48. Film Screening: "Being Mortal," followed by discussion

      Date: September 22, 2016 / 9:00pm Time: 7:00pm / 9:00pm Location:
    49. Healthcare Decisions Workshop

      Date: October 26, 2016 / 2:00pm Time: 1:00pm / 2:00pm Location:
    50. Discussion and Film Screening: “The Bucket List”

      Date: February 21, 2017 / 2:00 pm Time: 11:30 am / 2:00 pm Location:
    51. Book Discussion on The Conversation by Dr. Angelo Volandes

      Date: February 25, 2017 / 12:00 pm Time: 11:00 am / 12:00 pm Location:
    52. Teaneck Conversation of Your Life Campaign Kickoff - Meet the Author Event: Ellen Rand

      Date: March 12, 2017 / Time: 2:00 pm / Location:
    53. Book Discussion on The Conversation by Dr. Angelo Volandes

      Date: March 25, 2017 / 1:00 pm Time: 11:00 am / 1:00 pm Location:
    54. End-of-Life Doula Training

      Date: March 25, 2017 / 2:00 pm Time: 8:00 am / 2:00 pm Location:
    55. End-of-Life Doula Training

      Date: March 26, 2017 / 2:00 pm Time: 8:00 am / 2:00 pm Location:
    56. Advance Directives: What You Need to Know

      Date: March 29, 2017 / Time: 10:30 am / Location:
    57. Estate Planning for Elders led by Bergen County Surrogate Judge Michael R. Dressler

      Date: April 4, 2017 / Time: 7:00 pm / Location:
    58. National Healthcare Decisions Day Celebration featuring Camden County Surrogate Michelle Gentek-Mayer

      Date: April 6, 2017 / 3:00 pm Time: 1:00 pm / 3:00 pm Location:
    59. Film Screening and Discussion of “The Bucket List”

      Date: April 7, 2017 / Time: 2:00 pm / Location:
    60. The Conversation

      Date: April 18, 2017 / 10:00AM Time: 8:00AM / 10:00AM Location:
    61. The Conversation

      Date: April 18, 2017 / 7:30 PM Time: 6:00 PM / 7:30 PM Location:
    62. The Conversation: Medical Grand Rounds

      Date: April 19, 2017 / 9:00 AM Time: 7:30 AM / 9:00 AM Location:
    63. Patient-Centered Care: Goals for Care at the End of Life

      Date: April 20, 2017 / Time: 7:00 pm / Location:
    64. Discussion and Film Screening: “The Bucket List”

      Date: April 28, 2017 / Time: 2:00 pm / Location:
    65. 2nd Annual End of Life Conference: Legal and Practical Issues for Advance Care Planning

      Date: October 10, 2017 / 1:00 pm Time: 9:00 am / 1:00 pm Location:
    66. Mayors Wellness Campaign at New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference

      Date: November 14, 2017 / Time: / Location:
    67. Mayors Wellness Campaign 'Fitness with an Olympian' at New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference

      Date: November 15, 2017 / 8:30am Time: 7:45am / 8:30am Location:
    68. Mayors Wellness Campaign at New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference

      Date: November 16, 2017 / Time: / Location:
    69. Conversation of Your Life Author Visit: Ellen Rand

      Date: December 5, 2017 / 8:30pm Time: 7:00pm / 8:30pm Location: