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Family and Community Health Sciences

Family and Community Health Sciences

Mission Statement

Family and Community Health Sciences, a part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, promotes health and wellness through education, research and collaboration with outreach in food, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles.

Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) helps people stay healthy, enjoy life, be active, and reduce health care costs. Many of today's health problems--obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer--can be reduced through good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. FCHS encourages today's busy families and individuals to learn more and make personal choices to improve health. FCHS combines research and practical advice to improve your health for a better tomorrow.

Key Department Initiatives

FCHS Outreach Focuses On

Programs Offered in Mercer County

Check out the Health Happenings and Services in Mercer County. Visit



  • Trenton Public Schools
  • Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership
  • Hunterdon-Mercer Regional Chronic Disease Coalition
  • Family Resource Network
  • Trenton Health Team


Michelle Brill, M.P.H., Family and Community Health Sciences Educator
Telephone: 609-989-6831