The New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS) Community Engagement Core is excited to announce the selection of one Princeton Partnership and Innovation Accelerator Pilot Grant Program (PIAP) grant awardee for 2019.Princeton PIAP grants are one-year competitive awards to facilitate collaborations between academic researchers from Princeton University with community organizations so they can work together on health research that benefits our communities.

Kathryn Edin, PhD

Kathryn Edin, PhD

Housing and Health in New Jersey’s Capital City
Principle Investigator: Kathryn Edin, PhD – Princeton University
Community Partner: Trenton Health Team and Isles

Housing is one of the key social determinants of health. In Trenton, NJ, over the past decade, as documented through several community-based research projects, the affordability, quality, and safety of housing have consistently ranked among residents’ top concerns. More than a quarter of respondents to the 2019 Trenton Health Survey reported that unstable or costly housing negatively affects their health. This project will contribute to the implementation of critical pieces of an ongoing systems-focused health and housing project that THT and Isles are undertaking to improve Trenton’s housing and to implement housing recommendations made in the City’s most recent municipal master plan.

The NJACTS initiative is the first NIH-funded program of its kind in New Jersey. It is part of a nationally supported network of more than 50 programs at medical research institutions that collaborate to speed the translation of research discoveries into improved patient care.

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