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Working to restore voting rights for New Jersey residents with convictions

November 13, 2018
Voters waiting in line in front of voting precinct

By Alex Staropoli

In last week’s midterm election, almost 3 million New Jerseyans exercised their fundamental right to vote, yet nearly 100,000 residents with convictions were denied the right to vote, and were thereby unable to weigh in on healthcare, transportation, and a host of other issues that directly impact their lives.

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Addressing transportation needs with the help of RoundTrip

November 8, 2018
Camden Coalition team drives to make a home visit to a patient

By Berly Laycox

There’s growing recognition that non-medical factors, such as housing, safety, access to food, and transportation, have a significant impact on medical outcomes. Providers must collaborate with partners outside of the clinical setting to improve the health and wellbeing of people with complex health and social needs. The Camden Coalition’s recent collaboration with RoundTrip, an organization that coordinates rides for patients with services like Lyft, is our latest attempt to address the transportation gap our patients experience.

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Faith in Prevention builds a culture of wellness in Camden County

October 23, 2018
Self defense instructor teaches exercise to participant

By Amy Yuen

The Camden Coalition’s Faith in Prevention program is kicking off its fifth year with ambitious plans to help even more faith-based organizations tackle chronic disease and promote and sustain health and wellness in their congregations. We’re seeking 20 congregations that serve Camden city residents to take part in this year’s program.

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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.

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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.

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