2012 - Toolkit, Research

Shaping NJ Joint Use Toolkit

Improving people’s access to recreation areas such schools and parks through joint use agreements can also increase opportunities for physical activity.

Increasing physical activity opportunities in all New Jersey communities is among the most important strategies in the fight against obesity and serious chronic diseases. Schools in particular offer a prime opportunity because they are often centrally located within a community and have facilities that could provide opportunities for residents to be active if they were available outside of normal school hours. By sharing local resources, partner organizations are working together to create healthier, more livable environments for their communities.

Authored by: 
New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services