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Dr. Ruth Perry, Executive Director of the Trenton Health Team, to Appear on June 20th at The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Jersey Culture of Health Forum.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Jersey Culture of Health Forum features Perry as a panelist

THT’s Executive Director, Dr. Ruth Perry, has been invited to serve as a panelist for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Jersey Culture of Health Forum to be held at the Foundation’s headquarters on Friday, June 20, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. RWJF leaders will be joined by government, nonprofit, health and business leaders to discuss the Foundation’s new vision for America and what it means to New Jersey. Dan Gorenstein, senior reporter for NPR’s Marketplace, will serve as moderator. Other panelists will include:

  • Mary O’Dowd, commissioner, N.J. Department of Health.
  • Douglas H. Fisher, secretary, N.J. Department of Agriculture.
  • Joseph Vitale, chair, Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.
  • Heather Howard, director, State Health Reform Assistance Network.
  • Peter J. Gillies, PhD, executive director, New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition & Health, Rutgers University.

Dr. Perry will serve on a panel that will address the question “How Do We Create the Infrastructure to Promote a Culture of Health?” — something we are actively working to do through implementation of the Trenton Community Health Improvement Plan.

The RWJF event is free and open to the public. More information is available here

About the Trenton Health Team
Trenton Health Team (THT) is an alliance of the city’s major providers of healthcare services including Capital Health, St. Francis Medical Center, Henry J. Austin Health Center and the city’s Health Department. In collaboration with residents and the city’s active social services network, THT is developing an integrated healthcare delivery system to transform the city’s fragmented primary care system and restore health to the city. THT aims to make Trenton the healthiest city in the state. The THT receives generous support from The Nicholson Foundation, corporate partners and other foundations. For more information, visit