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Healthy Community Blog: Trenton Historic Development Collaborative

Trenton Health Team is excited about our partnership with the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network and grateful for their support of our project focused on increasing access to healthy food and encouraging more physical activity in the Trenton Historic Development Collaborative neighborhood.

A recently published blog by THT Community Health and Wellness Manager Matthew Broad outlines neighborhood needs, assets and planned activities.

“Once a thriving Black middle class neighborhood, the Trenton Historic Development Collaborative (THDC) area in Trenton’s West Ward now faces high levels of poverty, vacancy, and low access to amenities, and is home to concentrations of seniors, single mothers, and children. Issues highlighted in the 2011 THDC Neighborhood Plan included economic development, recreation, and safety…

“Our project helps meet the mandate of the plan, which is to foster the revitalization residents desire and deserve while capitalizing on existing assets, by focusing on increased access to healthy food and use of recreational resources.” Read full blog