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Camden Coalition’s 2018 Year in Review: Five of our top stories

December 12, 2018
Care team member leaves patient's residence after home visit

By Amy Yuen

2018 ushered in exciting developments at the Camden Coalition: the arrival of our new CEO Kathleen Noonan, expanded partnerships across traditionally siloed sectors, new resources for organizations interested in cross-sector data collaboration, and more. Amid these advances, our highest priority remains the same: empowering our patients with the skills and support they need to address their complex health and social needs. With 2019 just around the corner, let’s take a look at five top stories that defined our year at the Camden Coalition.


“A striking prevalence” of food insecurity in South Jersey

December 10, 2018
Food drive worker with white glove handing out carton of blueberries to a recipient

By Amy Yuen

Since launching our Accountable Health Communities initiative on October 1, the Camden Coalition has been partnering with clinical providers across three counties in South Jersey to gain a fuller picture of the regional social barriers to health. As providers screen Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries for five core health-related social needs during patient visits, they’re seeing one need that’s unexpectedly popping up the most in our region: food insecurity.


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

December 7, 2018
Cute scruffy dog with the daily newspaper in her mouth.

By Amy Yuen

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


Camden community calls for public investment in healing for youth at Take Back Our Health forum

November 15, 2018
Camden community members sitting in a lecture hall listening to a speaker at Take Back Our Health forum

By Shelby Kehoe

On November 7, community members, local experts, and government officials gathered at Rutgers University—Camden for a public discussion focused on youth trauma and behavioral health resources in New Jersey. The Camden Coalition’s Community Advisory Council co-hosted the event with Healing 10 — a cross-sector collaboration working to bring a trauma-informed model to the city of Camden — with the goal of building support for elected officials to redirect funds from youth incarceration to community-based programs that serve the behavioral health needs of Camden youth. This was accomplished by highlighting best practices for trauma-informed care and programs here in Camden and the surrounding areas.


Collaborating to launch a Housing First program: 5 keys to success

November 14, 2018
Participant in our care intervention with Camden Coalition staff holding a welcome gift of flowers at her new home

By Emily Spector

The impact of homelessness on our patients led the Camden Coalition to develop a multi-partner, citywide Housing First program. Our Housing First program follows a national model that takes a recovery-oriented approach to ending homelessness.