Trenton Health Team has been serving Trenton since 2006, as a community health care collaborative created in response to the closure of Mercer Medical Center and dedicated to improving access to quality healthcare for city residents.
The collaborative is an innovative partnership among St. Francis Medical Center, Capital Health, Henry J. Austin Health Center, and the City of Trenton Department of Health and Human Services. Over the years, our focus has expanded to meet the range of health concerns affecting our community.
THT now operates with a broader understanding of what health and well-being — and health equity — mean for Trenton, as well as what activities and strategies will help address all the factors influencing a healthy city. Our shared Vision for a Healthy Trenton incorporates social determinants of health, defining a “healthy Trenton” that includes:
- Healthy Environment and Housing
- Vibrant Public Spaces
- Growing Economy
- Healthy Food
- Improved Safety
- Equity and Social Cohesion
- Quality Healthcare
To realize our Vision for a Healthy Trenton, THT has embraced a broader view of health and well-being in the community and is working with community and healthcare partners to advance that objective. For details, download Strategies for Health Trenton.
THT Mission Statement
Trenton Health Team is an innovative, multi-sector partnership dedicated to the health and well-being of the greater Trenton community.
THT in the Community
Using a data-driven approach, THT is working intensely with many community groups, assessing health care needs and helping residents learn how to care for – and advocate for – themselves. Data from these assessments helps to pinpoint gaps and barriers to service, and identifies ways to improve delivery of preventive and remedial services. The success of this approach in Trenton will have implications throughout the state and the nation as urban areas work to improve health care and rein in costs.
Trenton Health Team is being recognized as an innovative force in the field of urban healthcare reform. Through our local efforts we are creating and testing new models of care and informing the conversation more broadly.
THT is a participant in national efforts addressing population health and healthcare transformation, and is being recognized as a national model for a holistic approach to improving the wellness and healthcare of underserved populations.
Our work was featured on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Innovations Exchange; we served as one of 10 field test sites for the National Quality Forum (NQF) Improving Population Health by Working with Communities: Action Guide 3.0; we participate in the Trinity Health Transforming Communities Initiative as one of eight communities addressing policy, system, and environmental changes to positively impact health; and we are one of six ReThink Health Ventures sites nationally, looking at cross-sector strategies to transform the health care system and build inclusive health value. We were also invited to participate and serve on panels at the All In: Data for Community Health National Conference in Denver, CO, April 19-21, 2017, regarding our work using cross-sector data for health.