Public Health

Goals

Goal 1 Enhance access to quality health insurance and health care services, and improve communications and awareness between residents and health providers.

Strategies

Goal 2 Prevent and manage disease through access to healthy food and physical activity.

Strategies

Goal 3 Enhance substance abuse services to meet the community’s needs.

Strategies

Goal 4 Enhance dental care services to meet the community’s needs.

Strategies

Goal 5 Enhance mental health services to meet the community’s needs.

Strategies

Goal 6 Increase awareness of asthma causes and treatment and ensure access to medication.

Strategies

EXISTING CONDITIONS

Asbury Park Health Facts

0%
...of residents are overweight or obese.
0%
...of households receive SNAP benefits (food stamps).
0%
...of adults reported visiting a doctor in the last 12 months.
0%
...of households report carrying medical insurance.
0%
...of children do not have health insurance
0%
...of respondents participate in some form of physical activity every day

Asthma emergency room visits per 100,000

Major Monmouth County Health Issues

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Needs of behavioral patients
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Disparities in access to care

The Community Says

  • Specialized health services like dental care, substance abuse help, and grief counseling are lacking
  • Asbury Park Senior Center is a valuable resource for health information, vaccine drives, and more
  • Awareness of existing health services is lacking
  • Communication between providers and residents needs to be improved
  • Health insurance is not easily accessible to many residents
  • Obesity and chronic illness resulting from poor diet and lack of exercise is a major issue for West Side residents