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Primary care priorities and challenges in Camden

March 14, 2019
Two Camden Coalition staff members meeting with a Camden doctor at his clinic

By Dayna Fondell

Senior Clinical Manager of Clinical Redesign Initiatives Dayna Fondell conducted a series of interviews with our primary care partners across Camden. The concerns expressed by our partners in clinical and administrative roles provide insight — not just for the city of Camden, but for other communities seeking to address the priorities of safety-net primary care providers and the pressures they face.


Annual Student Hotspotting program now accepting applications

March 9, 2019

By Hanna Pedersen

Are you a health professional student or educator? We’re training the next generation of healthcare providers, researchers, and policymakers in complex care through the Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Learning Collaborative.


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.


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.


Partnering with faith communities to expand healthy change to neighborhoods

February 1, 2019
Man holds up a small plate of fruit and vegetable salad at a church dinner

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.