The Burlington County Community Partnership for Healthy Adolescents has been in existence since July of 2003 and its membership continues to grow strong. The Partnership has become well known for delivering effective programs, activities, presentations and conferences to adolescents, parents/caregivers, schools and communities throughout Burlington County.
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The Burlington County Community Partnership for Healthy Adolescents coordinates, facilitates and provides information, educational programs, program identification and referrals to create an environment to promote healthy behaviors for adolescents in Burlington County.
In December of 2002, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS), Child and Adolescent Health Program, announced the availability of first-year grant funding for a new, community-based initiative designed to promote health and reduce harmful risk-taking behaviors in adolescents. The Burlington County Health Department, in collaboration with a number of other county based youth-service organizations, submitted a successful grant application and was awarded funding on July 1, 2003 to form one of New Jersey’s first Community Partnerships for Healthy Adolescents. Funding has been awarded in each year thereafter.
To strengthen the ability of a community, through an adolescent-focused partnership, to meet the knowledge, skills and resources needed by adolescents to attain and maintain positive health habits and reduce harmful risk-taking behaviors.
The vision of the Burlington County Community Partnership for Healthy Adolescents is to establish a positive school climate that will decrease incidence of bullying, school violence and substance abuse among adolescents throughout the county and in the targeted Burlington County municipalities of Burlington City , Lumberton , Mount Holly , Pemberton and Willingboro.