From Our Grantees

Clayton: Helping Our Community

– Clayton, a small South Jersey town, has been given an opportunity that we couldn’t pass up. Through a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Jersey Health Initiatives program, the Borough of Clayton and the Clayton School District are…

The Benefits of Growing Your Own Produce

– The process of becoming a beginner gardener can seem intimidating when a family doesn’t have firsthand experience with growing their own produce. “The Glassboro Grows workshops are designed for beginning gardeners, or people who are interested in learning the basics…

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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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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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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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Building Elizabeth’s Next Generation of Leaders

– Shaping Elizabeth (SE) held its Passport to Health Celebration in November 2019. This culminating event celebrated community members’ journeys in taking greater control over their health throughout 2019.  Throughout the year, quarterly community events featured health screenings and an overview…

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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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Why I Like Trenton & Why You Should Too

– To showcase community pride — and expand its community outreach — Trenton Health Team (THT) launched a  #WhyILikeTrenton photo contest that lifts up Trenton’s greatest asset: its people — diverse, resilient, creative, hard-working and caring. Using social media and traditional…

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