Trenton Health Team initiatives are designed to improve health outcomes and cut costs
Addressing the healthcare crisis in Trenton
Trenton has a large minority population, and 35 percent live at or below the federal poverty level. Many are underinsured, uninsured, and frequently homeless. Our mission is to improve the health of all city residents, and in particular, the most vulnerable,” says Dr. Ruth Perry…
THT's five strategic initiatives to restore health
The Trenton Health Team formed in response to the healthcare crisis in Trenton, with the intent to reform healthcare by establishing a holistic model. THT is working to make this holistic model a reality through five strategic initiatives:
- Expansion of access to primary care,
- Community-wide clinical care coordination,
- Engagement of Residents,
- health information exchange,
- Medicaid Accountable Care Organization.
Using a data-driven approach, THT is working intensely with many community groups, assessing health care needs, teaching them how to care for - and advocate for - themselves. Data from these assessments helps to pinpoint gaps and barriers to service, and identifies ways to improve delivery of preventative and treatment services. The success of this approach in Trenton will have implications throughout the state and the nation as urban areas work to improve health care and rein in costs.