THT Community Health Needs & Assets Assessment – 2019

The 2019 Trenton Community Health Needs and Assets Assessment (CHNAA) discusses both challenges and strengths identified by Trenton residents and community organizations, providing a “community diagnosis” or status report of residents’ health and well-being. 

CHNAA combines quantitative and qualitative data to create a nuanced picture of the community’s health, while fulfilling the requirement in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) for tax-exempt hospitals to create a community health needs assessment (CHNA) every three years. 

This report also guides both THT and community priorities, serving as the basis for development of a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) documenting constituent needs and developing responsive programs.

Priorities identified  include both social and health concerns, recognizing and emphasizing that health needs are inextricably linked and impacted by social conditions in Trenton. While some of the priorities were identified in previous Trenton CHNA reports, several are new or have emerged more strongly at this point in time.

Priorities include:

  • Housing
  • Racial/Ethnic Inequities
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
  • Community Safety
  • Food Insecurity, Access and Nutrition
  • Chronic Disease: Obesity, Hypertention, Diabetes, Asthma
  • Maternal and Child Health

As with prior CHNA reports (2013 and 2016), this assessment was undertaken on behalf of the entire Trenton community, as a unified and collaborative effort led and coordinated by the Trenton Health Team (THT).


  • Publication date

    June 2019

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