The Problem Solving for Better Health® (PSBH®) program in Essex County is organized in collaboration with Babyland Family Services/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). A particular goal of the program is project sustainability. One of the most important aspects of the PSBH process is that participants are asked not only to identify and clearly define a problem, but also to prioritize the importance of solving that problem in the community. Finally, they are expected to solve the problem by accessing available community resources. This strategy facilitates "community buy-in," and helps to ensure that the project can be implemented with little or no support from DHF. In Newark, most, if not all, of the projects since 1999 have been ongoing, with no financial support from DHF.
PSBH has a number of projects in Newark that deal with the same social issues that occur in other cities in the United States, including domestic abuse, employment/job skills, substance abuse, and others.