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Camden RESET brings our core intervention inside Camden County jail

October 10, 2018
Country (center) with the Camden Coalition's Bill Nice (right) and Michelle Adyniec (left) at the Camden Coalition office

By Amy Yuen

Many Camden residents end up cycling through hospitals and emergency rooms, with no one taking the time to assess all their needs and understand them as whole people. That’s why the Camden Coalition has been developing Camden RESET and other partnerships across the criminal justice, healthcare, and social services sectors to see what works to reduce their high rates of hospital use and arrests, and help them become as healthy as they can be.


Camden School Nurse-Pediatric Roundtable to explore early life trauma

October 9, 2018

By Amy Yuen

The Camden Coalition will host the first meeting of the New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics’(NJAAP) School Nurse-Pediatric Roundtable on Thursday, October 25. Initially convened by the Camden Coalition, this quarterly roundtable brings together Camden school nurses, pediatric practices, and the community to ensure coordinated care for the city’s most vulnerable children. Now, NJAAP is taking on the roundtable to help school nurses and pediatric healthcare teams bridge silos and expand cross-sector collaborations by linking schools to medical homes.


Addressing opioid use disorder at community health centers in California

October 5, 2018

By Alexandra Staropoli and Shelly Virva

Nearly 50,000 individuals died of opioid overdoses in 2017. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that opioid overdose deaths increased by nearly 45 percent between 2015 and 2017. As opioid overdose deaths continue to rise, policymakers across the country are working diligently to fund and implement solutions.


Early bird registration open until October 31, 2018 for annual conference

October 2, 2018
Attendees give a standing ovation at Putting Care at the Center 2017

The Camden Coalition is holding its third annual conference this December in Chicago. Early bird tickets for Putting Care at the Center 2018 are on sale now, and the $100 discount off of general admission prices has been extended through the end of October.


Patients advocate for easier access to obtain identification

September 27, 2018
Camden Coalition patients and care team staff participate in march at Trenton State House rally to support bill to expand drivers license access to qualified residents

By Whitney Buchmann

For most people, having a state-issued ID or driver’s license is not only important for mobility and safety on the road, but is critical to getting health insurance, social services and even cashing paychecks. On September 6, three Camden Coalition program participants, accompanied by two of our staff, rallied with residents from across New Jersey in front of the State House in Trenton to show support for a bill expanding access to driver’s licenses to more residents.