The Trenton Health Team is a community health improvement collaborative serving Trenton, NJ. The collaborative is an innovative partnership among St. Francis Medical Center, Capital Health, Henry J. Austin Health Center, and the Department of Health and Human Services of the City of Trenton. The vision of the Trenton Health Team is to make Trenton the healthiest city in the state. Our mission is to transform healthcare for the city by forming a committed partnership with the community to expand access to high quality, coordinated, cost-effective healthcare.
The Trenton Health Team was formed in response to the healthcare crisis in Trenton, with the intent to reform healthcare by establishing a holistic model. THT is working to make this holistic model a reality through five strategic initiatives:
- Expansion of access to primary care
- Community-wide clinical care coordination
- Engagement of residents
- Operation of the Trenton Health information exchange
- Serving as a Medicaid Accountable Care Organization
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.