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.