Communities That Care (CTC)

Communities That Care (CTC) is a community-directed, data-driven process that creates awareness of the risk and protective factors impacting the healthy development of children and adolescents.

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CTC guides communities as they establish priorities and make planning decisions based on objective data collected about the community. The data is used to create a community action plan and implement programs that decrease risk factors and increase protective factors to improve youth outcomes and reduce problem behaviors. Measurable outcomes are tracked over time to evaluate the community’s progress toward its vision.

The Communities That Care initiative is a component of the RWJBarnabas Health Social Impact and Community Investment Practice (SICI), focused on addressing the social, economic and environmental conditions that contribute to poor health outcomes, reduced life expectancy and higher costs. This initiative in particular begins with a youth survey to identify a community’s risks and strengths. Based on the data, CTC helps communities select and implement evidence based prevention programs and policies in addition to amplifying programs already working in the community.

RWJBH’s SICI practice takes a unique collective impact approach to building communities’ whole health, and a key driver of the system’s mission. A wide spectrum of initiatives, including this CTC initiative, are being co-designed alongside communities within the RWJBH footprint, aimed at eliminating health care disparities and addressing social determinants of health.

Key Contacts

Barnegat:

Roberta Rapisardi, Roperta.Rapisardi@rwjbh.rog

Long Branch:

Kendall Murphy, KendallDarling.Murphy@rwjbh.org

Newark:

Lynda Lloyd, Lynda.Lloyd@rwjbh.org

Toms River:

Emily Iovine, emily.iovine@rwjbh.org

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