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Connecting faith and health through the Camden Coalition Health Information Exchange

February 13, 2018
Faith in Prevention participants in a training session

By Amy Yuen

Our Faith in Prevention program continues to promote health in Camden’s faith-based communities in meaningful ways. One way we are helping participating faith-based organizations (such as churches, mosques, and synagogues) address the health needs of their congregants is through a pilot program that connects them to the Camden Coalition Health Information Exchange (HIE).

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Sparking new collaborations across Camden

February 13, 2018
Care team visits patient at home

By Amy Yuen

Individuals with complex health and social needs are more likely to access care from multiple entry points (hospitals, specialist, primary care, social services, and more). This puts the onus on the patient to retain and effectively communicate nuances of their care to each new provider they encounter. The way our health care system is set up is also a challenge for providers; it’s hard to address a patient’s needs when they don’t have a complete medical history.

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Advising the new administration on health care and housing

February 12, 2018
Headshots of Natassia Rozario and Shabnam Salih

By Hannah Mogul-Adlin

When Governor Phil Murphy took office in Trenton on January 23, he was armed with knowledge and advice from the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers. For the first time in its 15-year history, the Camden Coalition had a seat at the table on the governor-elect’s transition team: Natassia Rozario, senior director for external affairs, served on the team’s healthcare committee, and Shabnam Salih, associate director for policy & engagement, staffed the housing committee.

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Publication: Insights for Tailored Pediatric Asthma Interventions

February 9, 2018

By Cortney Bruno

Children with asthma often visit the emergency department or are admitted to the hospital, but some of these costly visits may be avoidable. That’s why practitioners, researchers, and policymakers are interested in interventions that help kids control their asthma while preventing avoidable hospital use. The challenge is figuring out which intervention will work best for which child. Identifying subgroups of children with asthma who have similar utilization patterns was the focus of an Annals of Emergency Medicine article written by staff from Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, University of Michigan, and RAND Corporation.

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Kathleen Noonan announced as new Coalition CEO

February 2, 2018
Text reads: "Meet our new CEO, Kathleen Noonan" with a headshot of Kathleen Noonan

By Amy Yuen

The Camden Coalition announced yesterday that Kathleen Noonan, co-founder of PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, will join the organization as CEO, beginning in March 2018. Kathleen brings a blend of academic and management expertise that will help the Coalition grow even stronger as we move into our next chapter.

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