THT Community Health Improvement Plan – 2014 January

This Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) includes realistic, measurable goals to address priorities identified by Trenton Health Team’s comprehensive, data-informed 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA).

Within the overarching priority of poverty, the CHNA process identified five health priorities that require community-wide attention and focus: 

  • Health Literacy & Disparities
  • Safety & Crime
  • Obesity & Healthy Lifestyles
  • Substance Abuse & Behavioral Health
  • Chronic Disease: Diabetes, Hypertension, and Cancer

Due to the transience of the Trenton population, our data snapshot may not exactly reflect the situation on any given day. Population mobility also presents a challenge in tracking outcomes of the CHIP. Our goal, however, is to demonstrate quantifiable improvement on key targets using the most accurate measures available.

THT, a collaborative of the city’s two hospitals, St. Francis Medical Center and Capital Health; its only Federally Qualified Health Center, Henry J. Austin Health Center; and the city government’s Department of Health & Human Services, partnered with 29 community and social service agencies across Trenton to develop one CHNA for the city as a whole.

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