Is Your Town A Healthy Town?

The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute’s Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC) supports its mayors’ efforts to make their towns a Healthy Town. The Healthy Town designation recognizes communities in which mayors have made healthy lifestyles a top priority and are actively engaging all the members of their community. Each year, the MWC awards Healthy Town designations that recognize community health and wellness activities conducted in the past calendar year. The designation is not given to a set number of MWC towns, but rather, to all MWC towns who applied that meet the high standards defined in each year’s Healthy Town Rubric. MWC towns that apply for the Healthy Town application are recognized in three categories: Healthy Town; Healthy Town to Watch; and, Healthy Town in the Making.

Healthy Town Application

We realized so many of our towns are doing incredible things, and we want to be able to better track this impact and continuously tailor our services so we can serve you better. We elicited the help and expertise of municipal officers and evaluation experts to create our Healthy Town Application and accompanying rubric. Healthy Town application responses must be submitted in a Word document. This Word document should only contain Healthy Town application responses with the appropriate number for evaluators to understand which question is being answered. Please use the rubric as a framework for your town’s MWC!

2018 Healthy Town Application

2018 Healthy Town Rubric

Congratulations to our 2017 winners!

Congratulations to Highland Park and Westwood, our Healthy Towns for 2017, congratulations to Oradell Borough and Freehold Township, our Healthy Towns to Watch for 2017, and congratulations to Beachwood, our second consecutive Mayors Wellness Campaign Continued Excellence Award winner for 2017!

Our New Jersey Healthy Town Winners include:

  • 2017
    • Highland Park
    • Westwood
  •  2016
    • Stone Harbor
  •  2015
    • Beachwood
    • Jersey City
  • 2014
    • Englewood
    • Franklin Lakes
  • 2013
    • Cherry Hill
    • Tenafly
  • 2012
    • Paramus
    • River Vale
  • 2011
    • Belmar
    • Bay Head
    • Lincoln Park
  • 2010
    • Fair Lawn
    • Hillsborough
    • Nutley
    • Upper Saddle River
  • 2009
    • Bridgewater
    • Parsippany
  • 2008
    • Clifton
    • Woodbridge
  • 2007
    • Hamilton Township (Mercer County)
    • Madison

Healthy Towns to Watch:

  • 2017
    • Oradell Borough
    • Freehold Township
  •  2016
    • Hanover Township
    • Highland Park
  •  2015
    • Belmar
    • Fort Lee
  • 2014
    • Beachwood
    • Morristown

Mayors Wellness Campaign Continued Excellence Towns:

  • 2017
    • Beachwood
  •  2016
    • Beachwood

To find out more about becoming a Healthy Town contact Adrian Diogo at


  • Mayors Wellness Campaign Additional Resources

  • Mayors Wellness Campaign Pledge of Participation

    This form is a pledge for Mayors to participate in the Mayors Wellness Campaign