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Posted on: March 24, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Berkeley Heights Rates as '2022 Healthy Town Up-and-Coming'


Berkeley Heights has been recognized by The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute as a "Healthy Town Up-and-Coming," a designation given by the Mayors Wellness Campaign "Healthy Town" program for 2022. 

Berkeley Heights was specifically recognized as a first-time "Healthy Town Up and Coming designee" by the campaign. All recognized cities and towns improve health and wellness in their communities through innovative programs in areas such as exercise, healthy eating, and mental health education and awareness. Berkeley Heights Township focused its 2022 programming on ensuring that the seniors in the community had access to health information, wellness activities, and opportunities to stay socially connected.

The Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC) is a program of the Quality Institute in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities. In addition to fourteen Healthy Town winners, another seventeen towns were designated as 2022 “Healthy Town to Watch,” and seven were designated as 2022 “Healthy Town Up-and-Coming."

“I am so pleased Berkeley Heights Township has been awarded a 2022 Healthy Town Up and Coming,” said Mayor Angie Devanney. “Physical and mental health are so important, especially after enduring a global pandemic. The two are uniquely intertwined, so as we settle into normalcy an emphasis on health will be the priority of our Township. … I want to thank Councilwoman Susan Poage for spearheading this effort. As a runner myself, I am excited to get started on making our community as healthy as possible."

Read the entire article in TAPinto Berkeley Heights here

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