Our Community Health work includes signature programs, the Mayors Wellness Campaign and Conversation of Your Life (COYL). In these initiatives we work with local leaders across the state to advance the health and wellness of their communities.
The Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC) is a statewide community health initiative that provides evidence-based tools and strategies for mayors and community leaders to help their residents achieve healthier lifestyles and to improve overall health and wellness in their communities. The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute has been leading the Mayors Wellness Campaign in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities for over 12 years. The campaign includes over 400 participating communities, and is growing.
In 2015, the Quality Institute created the Conversation of Your Life (COYL) program, which provides mayors and community partners with tools to develop a community conversation around end-of-life care planning in a culturally sensitive and accessible way. Now there are 11 counties across the state that convene county task forces including: Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, Union.
We are actively recruiting Task Force members for each county to help Garden State residents and their families better understand the benefits of advance care planning and the choices available to them. If you are interested in learning more about how you or your community can join the conversation, please contact Adelisa Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org.