Issues

Data and Research

Trenton Health Team informs community intervention by creating and disseminating data and information to inform residents and community partners. THT has a strong Data & Analytics Team with capabilities in quantitative, qualitative, and geospatial data analysis.

Reports and Publications

THT regularly produces reports and collaborates on publications in a variety of formats. The latest of these reports can be found on our Reports Page

Maps and Databases

THT has also developed and deployed various tools to help leaders and residents make decisions. In the area of food security, we have developed a Food Insecurity Index that identifies census block groups with higher likelihood of food insecurity and developed a Free Food Finder that anyone can utilize to access information on supplemental food resources across Mercer County. Similarly, we have developed a Harm Reduction Map that outlines resources for people who use drugs. We make each of these tools widely available and welcome conversations with key partners on how to interpret and utilize the data. 

Primary Research

THT has engaged in several projects to collect data from the local community. Two board food insecurity surveys were completed recently, providing validation of the Food Insecurity Index and insights into the needs of residents. We also deploy qualitative methodologies utilizing the principles of community-based participatory research. Community members work with THT to design data collection tools and processes including surveys, interviews, and focus groups. Data are analyzed in partnership and disseminated through partner networks to inform policy and intervention. 

Trenton Health Information Exchange

THT operates the Trenton Health Information Exchange (THIE) with shared data on more than 200,000 patients among more than 2,000 healthcare providers in the region. These data are critical for daily treatment decisions made by providers, and are also used to achieve public health, population health, and research goals. Beyond healthcare, THIE integrates non-clinical data including social determinants of health screenings, school district attendance data, and more. By combining these sources, a holistic picture of patients and population can be developed leading to better individual treatment and better community-based interventions. To learn more about how your organization can benefit from the THIE, click here.

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