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New Issue Brief, “Wide Differences in Perceptions of Well-being in New Jersey Communities” is released by the Center for State Health Policy (CSHP) PDF

This brief is the first in a series based on findings from the CSHP's 2016 NJ Health & Well-Being Poll developed in consultation with leading New Jersey philanthropies interested in improving the lives of all of the state’s residents and focused on the broad determinants of health and overall well-being. The poll of 1,202 New Jersey adults conducted in late 2016 was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and provides a window into perceptions about health and well-being. Questions explored neighborhood and housing satisfaction, local access to fresh fruits and vegetables, having places to walk and exercise, library services, and environmental concerns, among other issues. Among the positive overall perceptions of well-being, the poll reveals large differences in disadvantaged groups and their neighborhoods pointing to needed efforts to improve their lives and available resources. Questions about the details of the poll or the brief may be forwarded to Susan Brownlee at sbrownlee@ifh.rutgers.edu or 848-932-4666.

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