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The Trenton Health Team collaborates to improve health outcomes contain costs

Ruth E. Perry, M.D. - Executive Director - Trenton Health Team

The Trenton Health Team is a community health improvement collaborative serving Trenton, N.J. The collaborative is an innovative partnership among St. Francis Medical Center, Capital Health, Henry J. Austin Federally Qualified Health Center and the Department of Health and Human Services of the City of Trenton. The vision of the Trenton Health Team is to make Trenton the healthiest city in the state. Our mission is to transform healthcare for the city by forming a committed partnership with the community to expand access to high quality, coordinated healthcare, while being ever mindful of the necessity of containing costs that have spiraled out of control and are now unsustainable.

Teaming up to better serve city’s health needs

By Ruth Perry

Trenton residents deserve better. Trenton’s underprivileged, one-quarter of whom have no health-care coverage, suffer from higher-than-average rates of diabetes, hypertension and obesity. Residents have little access to primary care, and, until recently, it could take weeks to get a clinic appointment. Read More

Making Trenton the Healthiest City Requires Looking Beyond Health

The Trenton Health Team’s efforts to address Trenton’s health challenges requires navigating a web of interconnected human needs, with the forces of economics, policy and politics tugging at the threads. THT is navigating Trenton’s health challenges with five community health improvement committees...Read More

THT is now hiring

We’re looking for the right people to fill several new positions. Learn More

Our Announcements

 February 26, 2014 Dr. Ruth Perry, Executive Director of the Trenton Health Team, to Appear Feb. 28 at NJ Spotlight Conference
 February 22, 2014 Dr. Ruth Perry, Executive Director of the Trenton Health Team, to Appear Feb. 25 & 26 on "One-On-One With Steve Adubato"
 February 13, 2014 Trenton Health Team Initiatives Featured By Agency For Healthcare Research & Quality In Prestigious Healthcare Innovations Exchange
 December 16, 2013 Trenton Health Team Takes Advantage of Opportunities Offered by Accountable Care Organizations to Benefit Trenton Residents
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Featured Latest News       Star Ledger   NJ Spotlight   Readmission News

 January 29, 2014 State Health Officials Eye New Approach to Chronic Disease Prevention
 January 29, 2014 Opinion: Crime contributes directly to the obesity epidemic in Trenton
 January 21, 2014 Accessing Healthcare, Even if it Starts in the Emergency Room, Should be Applauded
 November 20, 2013 Henry J. Austin Health Center, in partnership with Trenton Health Team, granted $150K
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Dr. Ruth Perry, Executive Director, THT, speaks about health issues:

Dr. Perry was a featured speaker at the NJ Spotlight Roundtable on Medicaid ACO at RWJ Health and Wellness on Feb. 28.

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Dr. Ruth Perry appeared on Emmy Award-winning Public TV anchor, author and motivational speaker Steve Adubato's show "One-on-One with Steve Adubato" on Feb. 25 & 26 to discuss the social factors that contribute to mental illness, especially in urban areas.

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Health Priorities Identified
for Trenton

THT engaged Trenton residents as collaborators in an unprecedented way, using a combination of health data ansd resident feedback to establish health priorities for the city. The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) describes those priorities, which will be used to establish a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

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People are talking
about Trenton Health Team

Mary O'Dowd

NJ Department of Health

'Healthcare reform in Trenton began two years ago when The Trenton Health Team…'
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Carolyn Daniels

Director, Minority Health Office
NJ Department of Health

'The work of the THT is crucially important for the racial and ethnic minority…'
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David Knowlton

NJ Health Care Quality Institute

'Patients in urban communities often wait weeks or months to see a doctor. Trenton...'
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Dr. Jeff Brenner

Camden Coalition

'Trenton Health Team is identifying people who probably haven't had a…'
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