In honor of Wear Red for Heart Health, Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin announced today that he has renewed his commitment to improving the health and wellness of Hamilton Township by signing the Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC) Annual Pledge of Participation and has formed the Hamilton Township Mayor’s Wellness Campaign Committee which will work to engage our community in wellness activities that local residents can participate in this year.
The MWC is an initiative of the 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. The partnership between Hamilton Township and the MWC began over 20 years ago in an effort to encourage the local community to get on the path to active living and healthier lifestyles.
Hamilton Township will utilize the partnership with the MWC to host events to encourage both healthy lifestyles and increase community awareness of the factors contributing to health outcomes. “I have seen the positive impact that the Mayors Wellness Campaign has had on our community in the past,” said Mayor Martin. “I am excited to recommit to working to improve the health of our community.”
Visit www.HamiltonNJ.com/MWC for future announcements and information on the Hamilton Township Mayor’s Wellness Campaign and committee. For additional information on the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute’s Statewide Mayors Wellness Campaign, please go to www.njhcqi.org/mayors-wellness-campaign.