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Housing Code Holds Key to Health

– Poor housing conditions carry a high social and economic cost for communities, and can lead to negative health consequences, especially for children. Trenton Health Team (THT) is working closely with the City of Trenton and Isles, Inc., an established community…

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Community Work Groups Tackle Systems Change

– Trenton Health Team (THT) understands factors affecting health and well-being include the environment, economy, education, behavioral health, access to care, and safety and government policies. Our Communities Moving to Action grant enables THT to engage residents, patients and community leaders…

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COVID-19 Adds Food Access Challenges

– Access to fresh, healthy, affordable food is a critical issue in Trenton. Decades of disinvestment have left much of the city a food desert and between 80-100% of residents in some neighborhoods have limited access to healthy food. This already…

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Convening is Key during COVID-19

– Trenton Health Team (THT) has been serving our city for more than a decade, working with partners to improve health and well-being. Yet the importance of this role has never been more clear than today, as our community confronts COVID-19….

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Roadmap to Well-Being

– The Trenton Health Team (THT), in collaboration with our community partners, completed a comprehensive, data-informed Community Health Needs and Assets Assessment (CHNAA) in which Trenton residents played key roles identifying and articulating the city’s health priorities. The next, crucial step…

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Better Housing, Better Health

– Trenton’s rich history is reflected in its housing stock, but the potential for value is undermined by health risks such as lead paint, asthma triggers, and other consequences of neglect and age.  Poor housing conditions can lead to negative health…

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Strengthening the Trenton Community by Working Together

– The Next Generation Community Leaders program has brought me nothing but opportunity and exposure. Throughout this experience, I’ve been able to meet and collaborate with some amazing and ambitious people. In addition, members of the coaching staff have shown me…

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Trenton Tackles a Taboo: Trauma

– For too many Trenton residents, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) – violence, poverty, neglect, divorce, incarceration – are woven into the fabric of their families and their community. Trenton residents are more likely to live in poverty, more likely to drop…

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Trenton Health Team Goes Where Neighbors Live, Work and Pray

– Senior housing, barber shops, and houses of worship are just a few places Trenton residents can get free health screenings–along with referrals for cancer screenings and other follow-up care–thanks to a new Trenton Health Team (THT) outreach program. THT staff…

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A New Tool Builds Partnerships

– Underlying drivers of poor health outcomes in Trenton are many and varied — related to poverty, structural racism, behavioral health, childhood trauma, immigration status and other variables that a traditional medical entity is ill-equipped to address alone.  Trenton Health Team…

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A Community Diagnosis of Well-Being

– When the time came to update Trenton’s community health needs assessment, we knew statistics couldn’t tell the real story. Inspired by the Communities Moving to Action grant, Trenton Health Team (THT) engaged our community residents as partners in creating and realizing…

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A Healthy Trenton Begins at Home

– A major upstream factor in improving health and well-being in Trenton is addressing housing conditions. More than half of all city housing was built pre-1940, and much of the rental housing is dilapidated, meaning indoor toxins such as lead, mold,…

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