NJACP-JESPY Model Inclusive Healthy Community Project Poster from the Inclusive Healthy Communities Grant Program In-Person Convening of June 2022.
The IHC Grant Program is an initiative spearheaded by the Human Services Division of Disability Services and is the first of its kind in the state of New Jersey. The program launched in January of 2021 and the first cycle of funding runs through June 30, 2022. This allows grantees nearly 18 months to implement proposed work plans.
The grant program aims to promote change at the local level by addressing pre-existing physical, environmental, social, and economic challenges that prevent people with disabilities from having full access to the conditions that support health and wellness. The overarching goal is to advance the tangible and sustainable transformation of practices, systems, and environmental conditions to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities in healthy community initiatives.
NJACP has been working with JESPY House and SRS Strategic Associates for the past year on the IHC Grant Project to advance community accessibility in the Township of South Orange, New Jersey.