NJNI partner group, New Jersey Health Initiatives’s¬†director Bob Atkins said the grant is aimed at building a “culture of health” from the ground up.

“What we’re really trying to do is bring different sectors together … around the same table and ask them to identify what are the most pressing problems in their community and give them the tools to work better together,” he said.

In an effort to fight obesity and promote healthy living, dozens of Trenton community groups have found strength in numbers by forming alliances and pooling resources. But now, the 40-plus groups will put their heads together to come up with long-term, sustainable solutions, thanks to a four-year, $200,000 grant from New Jersey Health Initiatives.

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