As a patient of HJAHC, you now have access to expanded primary care services including: dental, nutrition, social service, substance abuse assessment and intervention, mental and behavioral health, translation services, transportation, eye care, podiatry and an onsite pharmacy.
HJAHC Programs Include:
AIM – Asthma Improves with Management
The goal of the AIM program is to reduce pediatric emergency room visits and school absences for asthma by eliminating exposure to asthma triggers and by improving ability to self-manage asthma symptoms. This is a collaborative effort with the Trenton schools, the City of Trenton and community-based agencies.
Henry J. Austin provides health treatment, case management and community education and outreach.
To learn more about this program, please call Maggie Vasil, Certified Asthma Educator AIM Coordinator, (609) 278-5910.
Senior Care Outreach and Education Program
Funded by the Mercer County Office on Aging, the Senior Health Promotion, Outreach, and Assistance Program at the Henry J. Austin Health Center provides health education services to persons 60 years of age and older.
The emphasis of the Senior Health Promotion, Outreach, and Assistance Program is health promotion, disease prevention, health screening, and senior life enhancement through workshops and seminars. The program focus is directed at Mercer County minority seniors who are economically and medically disadvantaged.
All workshops are free!
Workshops are conducted at low income senior housing complexes, senior citizen centers, and faith-based organizations.
All workshops are conducted by certified physicians, licensed nurses and health care professionals. Some of the workshops being provided include:
- Blood Pressure Screenings
- Cholesterol and Hypertension
- Dental workshop & screening
- Diabetes / Heart Disease
- Diabetic Testing
- Exercise Class and Nutrition
- Importance of health screening/testing and safety issues
- Pain Management: Arthritis
- Seniors at Risk: HIV / AIDS
- Vision Screening and Workshop
- Flu Prevention / Hand Washing
- Flu Shot Clinic (as available)
The Diversion Program was birthed out of the need to reduce the number of non-emergent utilizers to the ED and ultimately identify a medical home for frequent users. The patient navigator is located at Capital Health Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department. The patient navigator is available on-site to schedule follow-up appointments at HJAHC for patients who don’t have a medical home.
The medical home is best described as a model that is patient-centered. Studies have shown that having a medical home reduces emergency department usage significantly, not only among healthy patients, but also among those who have greater health care needs. Patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) utilize interdisciplinary teams that re-distribute care responsibilities to those most capable and most accessible. A PCMH then coordinates care within this interdisciplinary team and with others in the community including hospitals and specialists.