Community Education & Outreach


The Princeton HealthCare System Community Education & Outreach Program is another example of how Princeton HealthCare System is Redefining Care by offering a dynamic curriculum of innovative health- and lifestyle-related programming, screenings and support at little or no cost to the communities we serve. Princeton HealthCare System is dedicated to promoting healthy living at every stage of life and to enhancing quality of life by addressing the unique needs of women, men, seniors, children, adolescents and diverse populations.

Programs are developed and facilitated by the outstanding physicians, nurses and health professionals of Princeton HealthCare System. We also work closely with leading health organizations — the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation among others — to raise funds, heighten awareness and bring you the very best community health programming.

2012 Community Needs Assessment

Princeton HealthCare System affirms its commitment to the community by way of a dynamic curriculum and innovative health and lifestyle-related services offered through its Community Education and Outreach Program. In 2012, to ensure that these activities are meeting the health needs in the community, Princeton HealthCare System helped to lead a comprehensive community needs assessment that involved review of Mercer, Middlesex, and Somerset Counties. The assessment was completed through the Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership (GMPHP). The GMPHP is a collaboration of hospitals, local and country health departments and other not-for-profit organizations whose mission is to measurably improve the health of residents of Mercer and Middlesex counties.

The report provides an overview of the key findings of the community health assessment, which explores a range of health behaviors and outcomes, social and economic issues, health care access, and gaps and strengths of existing resources and services with a primary focus on Princeton HealthCare System as a whole.

The community health assessment utilized a particularly, collaborative approach to look at health in its broadest context. The assessment process included synthesizing existing data on social, economic and health indicators in the region as well as information from 34 focus groups conducted with community residents, 23 interviews with community stakeholders, and 1 forces of change session examining larger external factors that affect health which consisted of 6 discussion groups and overall engaged over 400 individuals.

If you would like more information you can view and download the full 2012 Community Needs Assessment here .

If you have any questions or comments regarding the Princeton HealthCare System Community Needs Assessment, please email the Community Education & Outreach department at

If you are interested in viewing Princeton HealthCare System's Community Education & Outreach calendar of events please click here.

Please call 1.888.897.8979 for more information.