Camden Coalition in the news: Summer-Fall 2018 press roundup

Cute scruffy dog with the daily newspaper in her mouth.
December 7, 2018
Camden Coalition staff and Community Advisory Committee members participate at the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey’s Annual Legislative Day at New Jersey State House
July 18, 2019
Camden Coalition joins the call to fully fund the Affordable Housing Trust Fund
To help secure FY2020 funding for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, CAC members took part in HCDNNJ's Annual Legislative Day at the NJ State House.
Whitney Buchmann
July 16, 2019
From siloed systems to ecosystem: The evolution of the Camden Coalition’s complex care model
In this four-part series, we describe the phases of our care model as we addressed challenges and tested new solutions.
Kathleen Noonan and Kelly Craig
July 15, 2019
Graduates of Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council program reflect on their fresh start
Now in its 28th year, the Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council — or IHOC — has transformed countless lives.
Bill Nice
Camden Coalition care team member helps patient fill medication box.
July 11, 2019
Bringing it home: The shift in where healthcare is delivered
In this blog post for JAMA Forum, Lauran Hardin and Diana Mason write about two new opportunities to incentivize innovative complex care models.
Lauran Hardin and Diana Mason
Patient gives Camden Coalition care team member a hug during a home visit
July 3, 2019
New Jersey FY 2020 budget renews support for Camden Coalition’s Housing First program and officially recognizes organization as Regional Health Hub
New Jersey leaders have taken an important step toward better health outcomes across the state.
Kathleen Noonan
Kathleen Noonan speaking to graduates in caps and gowns
June 11, 2019
Bridging the public health-healthcare divide for better outcomes
The public health field has an opportunity right now to influence the traditional healthcare model in ways it has not in a very long time.
Kathleen Noonan

By Amy Yuen

Our Accountable Health Communities (AHC) initiative and Housing First program were featured nationally and regionally:

  • Accountable Health Communities model launches in South Jersey with a new advisory board — Washington Times
    The Camden Coalition is partnering with clinical delivery sites and community service providers serving Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester counties in implementing our Accountable Health Communities initiative. To gear up for the kickoff, we convened an advisory board that is overseeing this ambitious effort to transform how whole person care is accessed and delivered in our region.
  • Outside influences: Factors creating need for health care are not always based on health care — ROI-NJ
    People experience social needs such as housing instability and food insecurity outside of the hospital, but these factors can lead to recurrent hospitalization for many individuals with complex health and social needs. Our own Andrew Katz and LaTonya Oliver discussed the Camden Coalition’s work in addressing social drivers of health through our AHC initiative and Housing First program, respectively.

VIDEO: The American Journal of Managed Care interviewed several of our staff about the Putting Care at the Center 2018 conference, as well as the newly released Blueprint for Complex Care:

Several publications covered our announcement that the Camden Coalition Health Information Exchange (HIE) has joined the New Jersey Health Information Network, a statewide data exchange system that aims to increase efficiency and improve care throughout the Garden State:

The National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs’ partnership with the Peterson Center on Healthcare and Health Quality Partners (HQP) to rigorously design and test new methods of replicating HQP’s Advanced Preventive Care model was featured in two publications:

Our Suboxone Gold Card pilot program, created in partnership with the Addiction Medicine Program at Cooper University Hospital and Project H.O.P.E., was featured twice in Politico Pro:

  • Medicaid recipients still face barriers to addiction meds, despite new state law (available to Politico New Jersey Pro subscribers) — Politico Pro
    “‘Prior authorization erodes trust between patients and providers,’ said Natasha Dravid
    of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, which recently started a pilot program
    to address the treatment delay. ‘They’re being told they can’t get what they need’… One program that’s already started to address the prior authorization gap is the
    Suboxone Gold Card, spearheaded by the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
    along with the Addiction Medicine Program at Cooper University Hospital in Camden
    and Project H.O.P.E.”
  • State may lift barriers for Medicaid recipients in need of addiction meds (available to Politico New Jersey Pro subscribers) — Politico Pro
    “The Murphy administration and the managed care organizations that administer New Jersey’s Medicaid are considering whether to remove restrictions on patients seeking medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction…given the scope of the state’s addiction epidemic, providers increasingly say any hindrance of a patient’s access to addiction treatment increases the odds of tragedy. Last year, the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers launched a pilot program in coordination with two providers and UnitedHealthcare that waived prior authorization on Suboxone prescriptions for Medicaid recipients.”

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