New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
Implementing upstream approaches to build a healthier Trenton
2018
Trenton Health Team
Active
Implementing upstream approaches to build a healthier Trenton
Trenton Health Team
2018
Active
Grant Award Amount
$100,000

The Trenton Health Team is leading this two-year project to increase cross-sector data sharing and geo-mapping to accelerate healthy homes initiatives, and particularly lead abatement efforts, in New Jersey’s capital. The Trenton Health Team is partnering with Isles, Inc., in this work to build a healthier community. They are linking clinical records and geo-mapped information in a manner that respects patient privacy and HIPAA regulations and developing custom dashboards to identify issues, trends, and “hotspots” for action. In addition, the Trenton Health Team is sharing the data with health care providers, local agencies and community members to facilitate integrated in-home interventions. At a broader level, other communities will be able to replicate this model to address additional health issues created by substandard housing, including respiratory conditions, trip and fall hazards, and fire safety. In the first year of this work, the Trenton Health Team interviewed community partners representing municipal agencies, schools, health care and nonprofits who interact with lead poisoning identification, prevention, or treatment, to understand their work flows related to lead. The Trenton Health team is working to document how lead is addressed in the city and develop a shared pathway among service providers that includes educational resources for families and referral networks.

Project
Accelerating Action for a Healthy Trenton
Topics
Grant Recipient
Contacts

Julia Taylor
Sr. Director, Programs & Partnerships
(609) ­256-­4555

Peter Rose
Managing Director, Community Enterprises
(609) 341-4731

Counties Served

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Trenton Health Team: Updates, Upgrades, New Digs
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