THT Free Health Screenings In the News
Local media is helping spread the word about Trenton Health Team’s new outreach program providing free health screenings–along with referrals for cancer screenings and other follow-up care–in senior housing, barber shops, and houses of worship across the city.
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THT staff and local nursing students are visiting neighborhoods to check blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), and diabetes risk (A1c). They also are surveying residents about non-medical needs that affect health, such as access to healthy food, housing conditions, homelessness, and income insecurity–and connecting clients to local agencies that can meet those needs.
“We are bringing needed health screenings where people live, work and pray,” said Natalie Terens, THT Director of Population Health.
The screening program is funded by Novo Nordisk Foundation, Janssen Foundation, Bristol Myers, Squibb Foundation, ScreenNJ and the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection program (NJCEED).