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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

 June 15, 2014 Dr. Ruth Perry, Executive Director of the Trenton Health Team, to Appear on June 20th at The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's New Jersey Culture of Health Forum.
 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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 August 22, 2014 PlexusCalls: Quality Childhood Programs Boost Adult Health Guests: James Heckman, Gabriella Conti, and Ruth Perry - Friday, August 22nd, 2014 - 1-2PM ET
 June 27, 2014 NJ Department Of Health - Newsletter "Health Matters" - June 2014 Edition
 June 23, 2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announces new 'culture of health' initiative with N.J. leaders
 June 23, 2014 Foundation's Vision Expands Into More Holistic Approach to Healthcare
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Community Health Improvement Plan for Trenton

Results of the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), posted below, were used to drive the development of our Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), which includes realistic, measurable goals to address the emerging priorities uncovered by the CHNA.

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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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