• Community Health Improvement Partnership

    of Bergen County


    The Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) of Bergen County currently consists of four task forces with volunteers from over 50 community organizations, businesses, schools, hospitals and private citizens, all interested in creating a healthier Bergen County. CHIP members develop, implement and promote initiatives to improve the health and lives of people who live, work, or attend school in Bergen County.

  • Bergen County Family Fun Fest 2016

    Thanks to everybody who participated in Bergen County Family Fun Fest 2016!!

    See You Next Year!

  •  What's New

    Current Events & Announcements

    Free "Yoga Under the Stars"

    For the last few years, Powerflow Yoga has teamed up with Whole Foods Ridgewood to offer you free, fun, outdoor, 60-minute yoga classes. All you need to do is show up outside Whole Foods Ridgewood on Thursday nights in June and July at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. You will move, and you will also relax. Classes are open to all levels. Bring a mat, towel, water and a friend!

    Bergen County Family Fun Fest 2016!

    Van Saun Park May 21st, 2016​

    The CHIP would like to thanks all of the families, vendors, and participants that came out to Bergen County's first annual Family Fun Fest and made the event a success!!


    Take a look at this slideshow of photos from the Fun Fest!

    Fruit and Vegetable Challenge 2016


    Attention: BERGEN COUNTY LIBRARIES, encourage people of all ages to eat more fruits and veggies! E-mail us a photo or a description of what you, or a group that meets at your library, did to encourage people to add more fruits and veggies to their diet. Maybe you’ll design a book display or bulletin board; perhaps a youth group will create a fruit and veggie bookmark or video…. We’re eager to see how creative you can be!! If selected as a winner an Inserra ShopRite Registered Dietitian will come to your library to present a healthy cooking demonstration. To submit a contest entry, email Marla Klein at mklein@co.bergen.nj.us by March 25, 2016. Questions, call 201-634-2693. View Flyer »

    The Bergen County Wellness Challenge

    Register Today!

    In an effort to support good health in Bergen County, the Bergen County Department of Health Services (BCDHS) and the Community Healthy Improvement Partnership (CHIP) are sponsoring a County-wide Wellness Challenge over 12 weeks. Register >>

    Free or Reduced Cost Health Care and Services

    The CHIP has compiled a comprehensive listing of free or reduced cost health care services available through a variety of organizations and providers throughout Bergen County. Categories of care/service include: Medical, Dental & Pharmacy Services, Food Banks/Food Pantries, Mental Health & Substance, Abuse Assistance, Homeless Services, Medical Insurance.


    Click here to access the listing »


    *Please always check with providers concerning available services and eligibility prior to your visit. The CHIP does not endorse the organizations and providers listed and is not responsible for inaccurate information.


    Health Insurance for Bergen County Residents

    The Health Insurance Marketplace:

    Visit Healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596


    NJ Familycare

    Income and eligibility guidelines can be accessed at

    www.njfamilycare.org or by calling (800) 701-0710.


    The North Hudson Community Action Corporation runs two centers in Bergen County where you can get further information and/or or enroll for health care. These clinics are in Hackensack, Englewood and Garfield. For additional information, visit www.nhcac.org/nhcacsites.html 

  • Wellness for Bergen County Initiative

    Wellness connects all aspects of health. The Wellness for Bergen County Initiative, sponsored by the Bergen County Department of Health Services and the Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) of Bergen County, pledges to promote whole-body wellness for all the people who live, work, or attend school in Bergen County.


    Slide right to explore the 8 Dimensions of Wellness >>



    8 Dimensions of Wellness: 


    Visiting a healthcare provider regularly ● Exercising and eating healthy ● Avoiding cigarettes and substance abuse ● Getting the appropriate amount of sleep ● Making time for relaxation

    8 Dimensions of Wellness:


    Being aware of feelings ● Coping with stress ● Building resilience and healthy decision making ● Expressing feelings through support systems

    8 Dimensions of Wellness:


    Being open to expanding intellect and skills 

    ● Embracing ideas and creativity 

    8 Dimensions of Wellness:


    Occupying safe, healthy and stimulating environments that support well-being ● Fostering a community that is inclusive of all people and appreciates diversity 

    8 Dimensions of Wellness:


    Gaining personal enjoyment and enrichment through work (paid or unpaid, volunteering or school)

    8 Dimensions of Wellness:


    Having satisfaction with current and future financial situations 

    8 Dimensions of Wellness:


    Exploring greater purpose and meaning in life ● Being excited about opportunities the future holds

    8 Dimensions of Wellness:


    Developing satisfying and supportive relationships with friends, family and community members ● Participating in social and recreational activities

  • Task Forces

    Mental Health and Substance Abuse Task Force

    & Nutrition and Physical Activity Task Force

    Mental Health and Substance Abuse Task Force

    Bergen County is Proud to be Stigma-Free

    The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Task Force is working to take the stigma out of mental illness, decrease the number of young people who are consuming alcohol and using substances, decrease the number of adults engaging in binge drinking and make mental health and substance abuse resources available. Task force members also develop and distribute educational materials. Learn More

    Nutrition and Physical Activity Task Force

    Let's Move!

    The Nutrition and Physical Activity Task Force is working to promote healthy eating and increased physical activity in an effort to prevent obesity. The objectives are to increase the number of children and adults consuming five fruits and vegetables and exercising 30-60 minutes daily. The task force promotes a wellness campaign and works with schools and community organizations to make resources available. The task force partners with schools, community colleges, universities, hospitals, and organizations to co-sponsor educational conferences, resource fairs, and workshops. Learn More

  • The CHIP Report

    Bergen County Community Health Needs Assessment & Improvement Plan

  • Co-Sponsors

    We've got a top notch team!

    Bergen County Public Health Partnership

    Bergen County Dept. of Health Services

    Bergen County Health Officers' Society


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