All Kids Thrive
Trenton Health Team in 2018 received a five-year $300,000 grant through the Princeton Area Community Foundation All Kids Thrive initiative dedicated to transforming the lives of young people living in poverty.
Our goal is reducing chronic absenteeism interfering with student learning and development.
Partnering with Trenton Public Schools, THT is matching electronic medical records in the Trenton Health Information Exchange (HIE) with school records to identify links between school absences and health conditions.
When links are identified, THT connects students with the care and services they need to attend school regularly.
For chronically absent students with asthma, for example, THT has partnered with Henry J. Austin Health Center to address access to care and medication.
THT is focusing initially on absenteeism cases at one elementary and one middle school, with plans to expand to additional Trenton public schools.
This project reflects the importance of THT’s community partnerships across sectors to improving health and well-being in our community.
Comparing Trenton or Mercer County data with New Jersey rates: