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Caldwell Reaches for the Gold

Caldwell Councilwoman Christine Schmidt and Director of Health and Human Services Maria Burak met to apply for the New Jersey Safe Routes to School Municipal Recognition Program. Mayor John Kelley stated his support for these efforts and the Borough’s commitment to promoting the health and safety of our residents.  Providing safer routes to school not only helps our students but benefits the entire Caldwell community by decreasing pedestrian and bicycle related injuries.

Thanks to the New Jersey Healthy Community Network’s Community Health Grant, the Borough of Caldwell is committed to making safe walking and bike riding a priority this year.  One of our first steps is to join forces with the New Jersey Safe Routes to School Program, a champion of these efforts, by applying for their Bronze Award.  We are excited to apply for this award this year and look forward to working with the Safe Routes to Schools Program to earn Gold status in the near future.

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Caldwell Health and Human Services

The Caldwell Department of Health and Human Services (CDHHS) promotes physical and mental wellbeing through disease detection, prevention and education as well as policy development. CDHHS prides itself on overseeing and implementing innovative programs and services that promote the wellbeing of each and every Caldwell resident while keeping the Borough healthy and safe.