About the Camden Coalition

Better care at lower costs

The Camden Coalition was founded in 2002 by Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, a family doctor in Camden.

As a coalition of Camden healthcare providers, community partners, and advocates, we are committed to elevating the health of patients facing the most complex medical and social challenges.

We are a non-profit organization working in the community to improve health and reduce costs. We innovate and test healthcare delivery models to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of their care using data driven, human-centered practices. Drawing on the experiences of our clinical team and patients, Coalition staff also work to transform healthcare cost and delivery at the policy level.

With over a decade of experience working with vulnerable populations in the city, we share our learning with other communities across the nation to help them implement our philosophies and methods.


A transformed healthcare system that ensures every individual receives whole-person care rooted in authentic healing relationships.


Spark a field and movement that unites communities of caregivers in Camden and across the nation to improve the wellbeing of individuals with complex health and social needs.

Core Values

Servant Leadership
We support the growth and well-being of the people around us.
● Be driven by mission
● Show humility
● Practice active listening for better understanding
● Amplify the voices of staff, community, and stakeholders

We are open and honest in our engagement, internally and externally.
● Learn from others and share knowledge
● Acknowledge that everyone has something valuable to offer
● Work together with others to achieve shared goals

We are moved to understand the unique contributions and experiences of every person.
● Assume positive intent
● Treat everyone in a considerate manner
● Meet people where they are

We recognize the risk of failure as a learning opportunity.
● Embrace change
● Be confident in taking risks
● Develop and refine solutions in a spirit of continuous improvement

Data Driven Approach
We use data to drive decision-making.
● Be transparent even if it presents risk
● Use meaningful data to tell a story that initiates change
● Draw from lived experience of people and patients

Diversity and Inclusion 
We create a safe and equitable environment where everyone can contribute one’s authentic self.
● Honor the inherent value of every individual’s unique story, experience, and perspective
● Recognize the inequalities of power, privilege, and prejudice that shape our current systems
● Address exclusionary and unjust practices