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First 100 Days: Reflections from new CEO Kathleen Noonan on what’s ahead for the Camden Coalition

August 14, 2018
Camden Coalition CEO Kathleen Noonan chats with a board member

Interview by Amy Yuen

Onboarding a new CEO opens up a world of possibility for community-based healthcare organizations like the Camden Coalition. Recently, The Hotspot sat down with our CEO Kathleen Noonan to reflect on the first 100 days in her new role and her vision for the future.


Camden Coalition at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: How opioid policy agenda is informed by consumers and providers

August 14, 2018

By Jon Tew

On July 23, 2018, Camden Coalition leadership and staff working on the Good Care Collaborative gave a lunchtime presentation at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Princeton headquarters as a wrap-up to the Coalition’s yearlong journey as an RWJF Health Equity Learning Partner.


New report links housing to healthcare utilization and costs

July 30, 2018
Housing First participant sits in recliner in her new Housing First apartment with care team staff

By Teagan Kuruna

Housing First is taking off around the country, with programs in cities as diverse as Iowa City, Seattle, and Camden. Housing First is an evidence-based model that ends homelessness by providing people with permanent supportive housing without barriers to entry such as sobriety or mental health recovery. At the Camden Coalition high-quality, stable housing is central to our understanding of how to improve health. Our Housing First program identifies frequently-hospitalized and housing-unstable Camden residents and provides them with safe, dignified housing with extensive support so they can improve their health and manage chronic conditions.


Camden Coalition staff explore strategies for advancing inclusion

July 19, 2018

By Berly Laycox

On June 18-22, 2018, staff members from across the Camden Coalition participated in Turning Us and Them into We, a diversity and inclusion training held at the Cape Cod Institute.


Walking in East Camden for good health and fellowship

July 18, 2018
Collage of participants walking, stretching, and smiling at I Walk Camden event

By David Scholnick

On Saturday, July 14, Camden Coalition staff members joined faith leaders from our Faith in Prevention cohorts at I Walk Camden, a two-mile trek led by Mayor Francisco “Frank” Moran through his East Camden neighborhood.