Community Health Improvement Plan

Trenton, like so many American urban centers, suffers from significant health disparities driven largely by social determinants such as poverty and systemic racism.

Improving  the health and well-being of Trenton residents requires adopting a broad systems view and focusing  on not only attracting more resources to support systems change, but also maximizing the effective use of existing resources. THT is working with community partners on an action plan to do just that.

Our updated Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) will  address health priorities identified in our 2019 Community Health Needs & Assets Assessment (CHNAA)and issues raised in the  2014 CHIP.

The new CHIP will reflect indicators of progress such as more healthy food outlets, safe recreational spaces, improvements in the housing stock, and increased access to primary, preventive, and social services.

THT also is taking this opportunity to leverage the work and partnerships that created the 2016 Blueprint for Action and evolve them into a more sustainable structure, supported by a backbone and framework that can be maintained beyond the duration of this grant.

Working with partners, we are focusing on systems change, identifying needs for additional targeted programming, and strengthening our shared commitment to work together for the long-term good of our community.

This work is supported by New Jersey Health Initiatives through the Communities Moving to Action program. NJHI is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that is dedicated to supporting innovations and driving conversations to build healthier New Jersey communities.


Comparing Trenton or Mercer County data with New Jersey rates: