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Information, reports and tools produced by ONF can be found below. 

Healthy Community Design Brochure
Healthy community design encourages people to live healthier lives through planning, designing and building communities so residents have easy access to both opportunities for regular physical activity and to healthy foods and beverages.

How a Major Medical Center Helped its Own Neighborhood Grow Healthy (June 2012)
This promising practice documents the process by which Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Garden State Urban Farms partnered to create an urban farm and a resulting farmers' market at a local medical center.

Ground Rules: A Legal Toolkit for Community Gardens
Created by the National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity, this toolkit provides information and resources to bring a garden to your community.

Sustainable Jersey's Complete Streets Toolkit
Accessible from Sustainable Jersey, this toolkit offers background information about complete streets and provides recommendations for how to make your streets more "complete".

Making the Connection: Linking Policies to Improve Public Safety with Preventing Childhood Obesity
Produced by the Leadership for Healthy Communities, this report highlights tools to make communities safer places for residents to be healthy and active.

Sustainable Jersey's Safe Routes to School Toolkit
This toolkit provides the "why" and "how to" for communities to create safe pathways for students to get to school.

ShapingNJ Joint Use Toolkit (June 2012)
The Joint Use Toolkit offers information about what joint use agreements are, how they can benefit a community and how a community can create and implement this type of agreement.