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NJ First Lady hosts Camden Family Festival to highlight maternal health

February 12, 2019
Blue and green graphic announcement of Family Festival with white lettering. Cartoon illustration of three babies with light, medium, and dark skin tones at upper right corner.

By Hilary Pearsall

The Camden Coalition is excited to partner with First Lady Tammy Murphy, Mayor Frank Moran, and the Camden City School District to host the Camden Family Festival on Saturday, March 2 at Octavius V. Catto Family School. The Family Festival is part of a larger movement to address disparities in maternal and infant health in New Jersey.

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New study illuminates our patients’ behavioral health and social needs

February 8, 2019
Staff member logging into Camden Coalition Health Information Exchange on a tablet at a meeting with a participant

By Dawn Wiest and Laura Buckley

Through our signature care management program, our care team serves people with complex health and social needs in the Camden area. Patients enrolled in our intervention with behavioral health needs were referred to Karen Rentas, a clinical psychologist.

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Partnering with faith communities to expand healthy change to neighborhoods

February 1, 2019
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By Whitney Buchmann

Over the past five years, the Camden Coalition’s Faith in Prevention program has reached almost 60 faith-based organizations serving Camden city residents. Last year, New Jersey Healthy Communities Network and the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids provided us with funding to reach two more congregations as part of their strategy to create community-based social support for physical activity. This year, we’re teaming up again to build on the social network we’ve established through Faith in Prevention and conduct community assessments.

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Learn about the Camden Coalition’s care innovations

January 30, 2019

Registration is now open for the Camden Coalition Open House! This full-day program welcomes individuals and organizations interested in learning about the Camden Coalition’s innovative approach to transforming healthcare cost and delivery for patients facing the most complex health and social challenges.

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The importance of hope

January 29, 2019
Side view of a young mother in a black t-shirt as she looks down at her infant as she holds him

By Michelle Adyniec

As a nurse with the Camden Coalition’s Camden Delivers program, I am part of the care team that supports women who are experiencing medical and social barriers during and after pregnancy. Most of the women we work with are single mothers who are living in poverty, have a mental health diagnosis, and stories of trauma.

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