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Hillsborough Township Recognized by Mayors Wellness Campaign as “Healthy Town” for 2019

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News Release

Contact: Mayor Doug Tomson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Phone:   908-369-3535 May 26, 2020

Hillsborough Township Recognized by Mayors Wellness Campaign as “Healthy Town” for 2019

“Earlier this year, I announced that Hillsborough Township was recognized as a 2019 Healthy Up-and-Coming town.  The inaugural Healthy Township Reception was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we have since received our plaque and banner,” announced Mayor Doug Tomson.

Mobile fresh food markets. Community walks. Weight-loss challenges. Healthy corner stores. Outdoor yoga. Bike trails. Health fairs. 

These and other innovative programs helped New Jersey communities earn recognition through the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute’s annual Mayors Wellness Campaign “New Jersey Healthy Town” designation.

Seven communities participating in the Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC), a program of the Quality Institute, in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, were named 2019 Healthy Towns. Another 12 towns were designated as 2019 Healthy Towns to Watch, and five were designated as 2019 Healthy Town Up and Coming.  

Each year, communities participating in the MWC complete a comprehensive application outlining the research they’ve done to identify their community health needs, explain how they have organized their local MWC committee, and highlight the actions they’ve taken to make their communities healthier places to live, work, and play. 

Hillsborough Township, first joined the Mayors Wellness Campaign in 2006, pledging to increase awareness about healthy living.  In 2020, Hillsborough Township will look  at more programs and initiatives to encourage healthy alternatives for both employees and residents.