Community Engagement


Professor Edin in neighborhood

NJ ACTS draws leading academic, industry and community groups together to understand and address the health needs of New Jersey. Central to this is engagement with our community to ensure that our efforts respond to their priorities. Our goal is to conduct research with the New Jersey community, in the community and for the community, and yet, have impact beyond our state’s boundaries.

View Members of the NJ ACTS Community Engagement Core Leadership and Advisory Council 


Funding Opportunities

The purpose of the Partnership and Innovation Accelerator Pilot Grant Program (PIAP) is to facilitate collaborations between academic researchers from Rutgers University, Princeton University, and New Jersey Institute of Technology and community organizations so they can work together on health research that benefits the community. The researcher/community partnerships facilitated by this mechanism will seed and/or strengthen new or existing partnership projects.

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Learn More about the 2019 PIAP awarded projects.


Kathryn Edin

Princeton’s own Kathryn Edin (PI) through her NJ ACTS pilot project “Housing and Health in New Jersey’s Capital City” will be working closely with community partners, Trenton Health Team and Isles, to contribute to the implementation of critical pieces of an ongoing systems-focused health and housing project  to improve Trenton’s housing. 










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