HIGHLANDS, NJ – Mayor Carolyn Broullon has announced that she has committed to improving the health and wellness of Highlands by signing the Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC) Annual Pledge of Participation and announcing wellness activities that local residents can attend this year. The partnership between Highlands and MWC is an effort to encourage the local community to get on the path to active living and healthier lifestyles.
The MWC is an initiative of New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities. One of the main goals of the MWC is to improve the overall health and wellness of New Jersey communities. Through public-private partnerships, the MWC provides structure and evidence-based resources for community health initiatives. By encouraging mayors to play a leadership role in supporting opportunities for active and healthy lifestyles and incorporating the social determinants of health into all policies, New Jersey is becoming a national leader in community based health interventions.
Highlands will be utilizing the partnership with the MWC to host wellness programming throughout 2020. These events will encourage both healthy lifestyles and increase community awareness of the factors contributing to health outcomes. Mayor Broullon commented, “My goal is to encourage a holistic approach to promote sound physical, metal, nutritional and environmental health through activity, education and the arts. As a first step in this process, I want to hear from you. Please take a moment to fill out the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign survey.” The link is below and paper copies will be made for those not online.