NJEDA board approves anchor tenants for Maternal and Infant Health Innovation Center

Rutgers University, Capital Health & Trenton Health Team to take on leadership roles

Three anchor tenants were approved to lead the Maternal and Infant Health Innovation Center in Trenton, according to an announcement from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority board. Rutgers University, Capital Health and Trenton Health Team will work collaboratively addressing a myriad of issues around maternal and infant health, including pre- and post-natal clinical services; education programs to cultivate the perinatal workforce; and social and wrap-around services.

The NJEDA is developing the MIHIC in partnership with the Office of First Lady Tammy Murphy and the newly established Maternal and Infant Health Innovation Authority, which will oversee the MIHIC’s day-to-day operations long term.

A central component to Murphy’s Nurture NJ initiative, the MIHIC will serve as a hub for New Jersey’s stakeholders dedicated to eliminating racial disparities and advancing maternal health equity in the state.

Capital Health was approved by the NJEDA as the Lead Healthcare Clinical Services Provider, Rutgers University as the Lead Institution of Higher Education and Trenton Health Team as the Lead Trenton-Based Multi-Service Organization.

A total of $75 million in state and federal funds has been allocated to support the construction of the center.

“The Maternal and Infant Health Innovation Center will truly be a one-of-a-kind hub for developing groundbreaking solutions to our maternal health crisis and ensuring we address the inequities in health care once and for all,” Murphy said. “At the same time, this center will provide critical maternal and infant health services to Trenton and New Jersey residents, transforming the maternal health landscape locally, across our state and, ultimately, we hope, for the nation. Most importantly, the center and the Maternal and Infant Health Innovation Authority will continue our vital work long after the (Gov. Phil) Murphy administration, ensuring all New Jersey moms and babies are able to receive the highest-quality care for generations to come, and helping us reach our goal and becoming the safest state in the nation to deliver and raise a baby.”

“Under Gov. Phil Murphy and first lady Murphy’s leadership, the NJEDA and MIHIA have been committed to working with premiere health, education and nonprofit professionals to best serve the city of Trenton,” NJEDA CEO Tim Sullivan said. “To have leaders like Capital Health, Rutgers University and Trenton Health Team as partners in this endeavor is an incredible victory for the families of Trenton, and it will further the NJEDA and MIHIA’s mission to provide top-of-the-line care. The center is well-positioned to have a long-lasting impact on the health and wellbeing of the Trenton community for years to come.”