New Blog: Caring Moves the Trenton Community
New Jersey Health Initiatives is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. NJHI is dedicated to supporting innovations and driving conversations to build healthier New Jersey communities.
Trenton Health Team is proud of NJHI support through the Upstream Action Acceleration grant, as well as the Communities Moving to Action grant.
Our latest NJHI blog, Caring Moves the Trenton Community to Action, details how our Care Management Team provides social, psychological and health care support to Trenton residents with complex health and social conditions.
“The team embraces whole-person care, screening for social determinants of health (SDOH) and addressing challenges that impact health and well-being. In other words, they care.
In the spring of 2020, as COVID-19 infections were spiking, Trenton Health Team (THT) Director of Community Care Cheryl Towns received a call from the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen: a 74-year-old man with a history of heart disease and stroke was walking eight blocks each way for a daily hot meal.
“This is somebody who worked hard his whole life,” Towns said. “He had no one else to turn to. We help the people who are most vulnerable.”