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Oakwood Healthy Communities pilot was launched in 2013 with the communities of Taylor and Trenton. This place-based, multi-year initiative integrates and coordinates primary care, public health and community interventions with the goals of improving population health and reducing health care costs.

Healthy History

In 2013, Oakwood Healthcare System conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and identified the priority health needs in the service areas of the four Oakwood hospitals. This CHNA consisted of focus groups and interviews throughout the service area in addition of data analysis from more than 100 health indicators. The priority areas to be addressed by Oakwood over the next three years were identified as:

  1. Access to care
  2. Diabetes
  3. Cardiovascular disease
  4. Obesity

The CHNA site:nCommunity Health Needs Assessment

To make progress on these four priority health areas, Oakwood Healthcare System implemented a bold vision and initiative - "Healthy Communities" with the goal of improving population health and reducing health care costs.

There are four key principles and strategies in Oakwood Healthy Communities to create and sustain health improvements in the selected communities:

  • Respond to community health needs through partnerships.
  • Implement large-scale interventions in multiple settings.
  • Reach diverse population groups to promote health equity.
  • Make interventions sustainable.

Healthy Communities


  • Our aim is to integrate and coordinate primary care, public health and community interventions with the goal of improving population health and reducing health care costs. This multi-sector collaboration emphasizes change at multiple levels and has a strong focus on community engagement and community ownership.

  • Recognizing that each community has its own distinct culture, resources, dynamics, as well as different social and economic landscapes, Oakwood partners with each community to create their own Healthy Community vision.

  • The strategies and programs developed will fit with the unique assets and needs of their specific community.

  • Asset and strength mapping will be completed in each community to assist in the development of the Healthy Community strategy.

  • Must have the commitment and support of the local Municipality and the School District.


Our nation faces a crisis due to the burden of chronic disease. Today, 7 of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States are chronic diseases, and nearly 50% of Americans live with at least one chronic illness. People who suffer from chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and arthritis experience limitations to function, health, activity, and work. These limitations affect the quality of their lives, as well as the lives of their families.

Treatment for people with chronic conditions accounts for more than 75% of the $2 trillion spent annually on medical care in the United States. Effectively addressing the national chronic disease crisis is central to the future of health care in our nation and a priority for policy makers and those who pay for public and private health insurance plans.

While these chronic diseases described above have complex causes, they have been dubbed "diseases of lifestyle" and promotion of healthy lifestyles is now a high public health priority.

Healthy Trenton Survey

The Healthy Trenton Coalition is seeking input from a variety of groups and individuals who have an interest in creating a Healthy Trenton community. You have a valuable perspective that we want to incorporate into our plans for the community. We invite you to participate in a confidential survey to collect information about how you rate Trenton on a variety of health-related topics as well as what you believe to be priority strategies. Complete the full survey or only those sections that you prefer.

To participate in the survey, here's what you need to do:

Online Survey

Click here to electronically complete survey

Print Survey

Click here to print survey

To submit your responses:

  • Drop off completed survey to City of Trenton; Parks and Recreation Department
  • Email survey to:
  • Fax survey to: (313) 792-7149
  • Mail survey to:

If you have questions, feel free to call Ruth Sebaly, Project Manager at: (313) 412-0567


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