Exciting news from the Camden Coalition

Jeffrey Brenner and the Camden Coalition offices and team in Camden, NJ
Date
January 31, 2017
August 19, 2019
Translating local innovation into statewide policy: Lessons from a medications for addiction treatment (MAT) prior authorization pilot in Camden, New Jersey
In this brief, we outline our prior authorization pilot program and our work with partners to translate the pilot into successful statewide policy.
Natasha Dravid and Alex Staropoli
August 19, 2019
Camden residents identify barriers to health in their neighborhoods
Members of organizations that have participated in our Faith in Prevention program conducted a health assessment of their Camden neighborhoods.
Whitney Buchmann
Camden Coalition staff and Community Advisory Committee members participate at the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey’s Annual Legislative Day at New Jersey State House
July 18, 2019
Camden Coalition joins the call to fully fund the Affordable Housing Trust Fund
To help secure FY2020 funding for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, CAC members took part in HCDNNJ's Annual Legislative Day at the NJ State House.
Whitney Buchmann
July 16, 2019
From siloed systems to ecosystem: The evolution of the Camden Coalition’s complex care model
In this four-part series, we describe the phases of our care model as we addressed challenges and tested new solutions.
Kathleen Noonan and Kelly Craig
July 15, 2019
Graduates of Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council program reflect on their fresh start
Now in its 28th year, the Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council — or IHOC — has transformed countless lives.
Bill Nice
Camden Coalition care team member helps patient fill medication box.
July 11, 2019
Bringing it home: The shift in where healthcare is delivered
In this blog post for JAMA Forum, Lauran Hardin and Diana Mason write about two new opportunities to incentivize innovative complex care models.
Lauran Hardin and Diana Mason

Dear Friends,

I am writing to announce a new $15 million strategic partnership between the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers and UnitedHealthcare, the country’s largest insurer and our longtime partner in Camden. Over the next three years, the Camden Coalition and UnitedHealthcare will be working together to develop, test, and scale new models of care for patients with complex health and social needs.

As part of this partnership, I will be leaving the Camden Coalition to lead myConnections, a new business group at UnitedHealthcare. myConnections will be tasked with bringing new models of care to more than 1 million clinicians and 6,000 hospitals and care facilities nationwide.

The decision to step down from the organization that I founded 15 years ago was not an easy one to make. The Camden Coalition has grown from a small local project to a national movement influencing the way that cared is delivered to patients with complex health and social needs. We have learned that unlocking value and improving quality requires integrating medical, behavioral health, addiction, and social services in ways that advances the health and well-being of all patients.

This partnership is an exciting opportunity to accelerate our work, and the innovative health care delivery work of states like New Jersey. At a time of change in our country, a vision and strategy for better care at lower cost for America’s most vulnerable patients is more important than ever.

I have the utmost confidence that our talented staff, which has grown to a team of almost 100, will continue moving this work forward in ways that I cannot yet imagine. As our board of directors begins its search for the Camden Coalition’s next leader, I will remain in a transitional role. After my transition to myConnections I will not be far away: myConnections offices will be located in the same building as the Coalition’s offices in Camden, NJ. I am excited that this partnership will result in a new business in Camden and additional employment opportunities for city residents and our region. Camden is becoming a hub of healthcare innovation influencing the nation.

As we begin this new chapter in our organization’s history, I hope you will continue to stand with us. Times like these call for leadership and for new and unusual partnerships. Thank you for all you do and continue to do.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey Brenner, MD
Executive Director, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers

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