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New resources give how-tos for cross-sector data collaboration

September 11, 2018
Researcher presents data research at National Conference for Complex Health and Social Needs

By Teagan Kuruna and Cortney Bruno

Cross-sector data sharing is lauded as an integral part of complex care. Sharing data between between multiple sectors — such as behavioral health, medical, criminal justice, housing, and education — seems like a straightforward way to understand people’s complex health and social needs and provide whole-person care. In practice, however, sharing data isn’t always so simple.


Camden Coalition presents at New Jersey integrated data priorities meeting

June 13, 2018

By Berly Laycox

Most New Jersey government and healthcare database systems are not connected to each other, leaving the potential for research and assessing system-level solutions for care untapped. To help address this issue, New Jersey enacted legislation to create an integrated health data project.


Camden County jail now shares clinical data with Camden Coalition’s Health Information Exchange

June 6, 2018

By Christine McBride and David Scholnick

When people walk out of Camden County Correctional Facility and step into freedom, they carry their health needs with them. This spring, the jail’s clinic took a big step of its own when it began sending health data to the Camden Coalition Health Information Exchange (HIE). Now healthcare and social service providers in Camden who help returning citizens will have access to diagnoses, lab results, and other clinical summaries relevant to patient care. The Camden Coalition will also have a more complete picture of the community’s health needs and trends.


Publication: Integrated Health Care and Criminal Justice Data — Viewing the Intersection of Public Safety, Public Health, and Public Policy Through a New Lens: Lessons from Camden, New Jersey

April 16, 2018
Graphic showing overlap between hospital claims & police arrest data

By Amy Yuen

In a report released by the Executive Session on Community Corrections and co-authored by the Camden Coalition’s Dawn Wiest and Aaron Truchil, researchers found that a small number of Camden residents disproportionately use the healthcare and criminal justice sectors, neither of which is designed to address the underlying problems they face: housing instability, inconsistent or insufficient income, trauma, inadequate nutrition, lack of supportive social networks, mental illness, and substance abuse disorders. These unaddressed social determinants of behavior appear to drive a cycle of repeated arrests and hospitalizations.


Webinar: Collaborating for data sharing

May 10, 2017
A presenter demonstrates a data tool at the 2016 National Center conference

On June 1, join the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs for a webinar on multi-sector data sharing. The webinar, Key Lessons: Collaborating for Data Sharing, will feature perspectives from AllianceChicago, Providence Health & Services, and the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers. Multi-sector data sharing partnerships can help communities address the social determinants Read More….