From Our Grantees

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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A New Day

– Residents of Morristown census tract 435 came out to our April coalition meeting to hear from the new Executive Director of the Morristown Housing Authority (MHA), Keith Kinard. Mr. Kinard spoke about his new vision for the housing authority to…

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Unified for Health

– The Live Healthy Salem County coalition has expanded to more than 20 partners including nonprofits, law enforcement, faith leaders, community leaders, our local hospital and more. We are pleased with the enthusiasm being shown by all. Our Community Engagement committee…

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Policy Big and Small

– The Shaping Elizabeth (SE) Food Policy Committee has been expanding its focus on food insecurity, and understanding of relevant current and future policies. Stu Bressler, a consultant who has worked with Shaping Elizabeth and Lifelong Elizabeth, reviewed the Anti-Hunger legislation…

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Understanding Credit is Key to a Healthier Community

– We know that communities are stronger when homeownership is accessible and affordable for everyone. The Morristown United for Healthy Living coalition (MUHL) is committed to building the capacity of residents, and creating access to homes that everyone can afford. Last year, we…

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