NJ Community Health Workers Begin Visits for Asthma In-Home Intervention Pilot Project
On June 14, a group of 11 community health workers (CHWs) were certified by the Rutgers New Jersey Talent Development Center as part of the Nicholson-funded Asthma In-Home Intervention Pilot Project. The CHWs will now begin conducting home visits to approximately 480 high-cost asthma patients between the ages of 2-17 who are enrolled in Medicaid.
"Strolling Thunder" Rally Calls for Action on Early Childhood Issues In NJ
Over 150 young children and parents joined together at the state capitol in Trenton on May 21 to call on lawmakers to improve policies for infants and toddlers and their families. Several State Assembly Members and Senators also joined with parents and advocates at the event to repeat the call that success for children begins at birth, and greater public investments are needed on early childhood issues.
Nicholson Grantee Bringing Art, Jobs, and Educational Opportunities to Downtown Newark
On April 25, 2018, Newark-based GlassRoots, Inc. and its project partners, including The Nicholson Foundation, celebrated an important first step in the organization’s transformation into a community hub for creative entrepreneurship with a Launch Event.
State Releases Guidance on Integrated Health Licensure and Inspection Rules
As a result of The Nicholson Foundation’s continuing funding of work to support behavioral health integration, New Jersey has issued guidance documents for providers on rules governing integrated health. The documents will help advance the goal of integrating behavioral and physical healthcare in the state.
NJ Selected As One of Six States for National "Think Babies" Campaign
New Jersey has been selected as one of six states to take part in the Think Babies campaign, supported by national early childhood advocacy group ZERO TO THREE. The Think Babies campaign is designed to bring national attention to the many issues affecting what babies and families need to thrive.
Expensive, Frustrating, and Scary: New Report Examines NJ’s Child Care Landscape
A Nicholson-funded report from Advocates for Children of New Jersey explores the harsh realities many parents face in seeking child care. The authors conducted focus groups and interviews to learn from parents the challenges they faced finding safe, reliable, and affordable quality child care for infants and toddlers.