Transforming Communities Initiative — Trenton NJ
Funded by Trinity Health, the four-year Transforming Communities Initiative (TCI) supported eight communities to build capacity for — and successfully implement — policy, system, and environmental (PSE) change strategies. Each collaboration — involving a lead community organization with a full-time TCI-funded program director, the local Trinity Health hospital, and other partners — received grant funding and technical assistance and participated in peer learning opportunities. This site profile, prepared by the cross-site evaluation team at the Georgia Health Policy Center in partnership with the local partners, outlines the work and impact supported by TCI between 2016 and 2020.
Trenton Health Team’s approach to TCI combined (1) program director or THT staff leading several strategies, (2) supporting other organizations through sharing expertise and providing funding, (3) creating the conditions through convening and capacity building for stakeholders to implement strategies, and (4) blending multiple funding sources to accelerate ongoing work.
THT worked in seven different domains across TCI. Most work extended through three to four years of TCI, while some of the strategies or smaller investments within these areas were of a shorter duration and evolved over time.