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Home Visits Address Health & Housing

– With growing momentum to combat maternal and infant health disparities in New Jersey, Trenton Health Team (THT) recognized a tremendous opportunity to fold crucial healthy homes interventions into clinical care and social services for pregnant people, infants and families. A…

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Talking About Walking

– Trenton Health Team (THT) has partnered with the Tri State Transportation Campaign to conduct a walk audit in the Trenton Historic Development Collaborative (THDC) neighborhood of the city’s West Ward. This walk audit is laying the foundation for meaningful systems…

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Caring Moves the Trenton Community to Action

– Trenton Health Team’s Care Management Team (CMT) provides social, psychological and health care support to Trenton residents with complex health and social conditions, based on referrals from community partners. The team embraces whole-person care, screening for social determinants of health…

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City-Wide Survey to Guide Food Action in Trenton

– Trenton Health Team (THT), in partnership with Rider University and in collaboration with the Trenton Food Stakeholders, has created the Trenton Food Needs Survey to better understand residents’ need for, and use of, free food resources such as food pantries…

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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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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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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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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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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 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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