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Poor housing conditions in Trenton has led to negative health effects, low educational outcomes, and high social and economic costs for community members, families, and especially children.

It’s the reason THT partnered with Isles, Inc., a local community organization to provide “healthy home” assessment and remediations, on an innovative data analysis project to identify where poor housing conditions exist in the city.

THT spent time on this project, collecting and sharing our findings to identify, map, and correlate lead and healthy homes issues with the health conditions experienced by families to spur policy change. Lea nuestro blog "Mejor vivienda, mejor salud".

THT, que opera el Trenton Intercambio de información sobre salud containing clinical records for more than 600,000 patients, was able to identify clusters of health problems such as asthma and high blood lead levels with other publicly available data about housing conditions across the city.

Working with Isles and Princeton University, THT developed a database of deed-restricted affordable housing in Trenton, identifying when those affordability requirements expire. We developed recommendations regarding how and under what circumstances to preserve these affordable homes, and where new affordable homes should be built, keeping in mind the need for access to resources for healthy lifestyles.

THT also convened community partners to consider developing a universal lead treatment protocol, updating education materials, and standardizing how lead screening data is added to the HIE.

Nuestro objetivo común es un proceso más eficaz y eficiente para dirigir los recursos de la comunidad, abordar las causas subyacentes de las enfermedades, y crear un entorno de vida saludable para todos los niños y familias de Trenton.

This work was supported by New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI, Iniciativas de salud de Nueva Jersey) a través del programa Upstream Action Acceleration (Aceleración de la Acción a Contracorriente). NJHI es un programa nacional de la Robert Wood Johnson Foundation que se dedica a respaldar las innovaciones e impulsar las conversaciones para construir comunidades más saludables en Nueva Jersey. La Kresge Foundation y el programa NJ-ACTS de la New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (Alianza de Nueva Jersey para la Ciencia Clínica y Translacional) prestan respaldo adicional. El programa NJ-ACTS.