Our local partnerships are rooted in the idea that single stakeholder groups cannot improve health outcomes alone.
Just as we build authentic healing relationships with our patients, we also build partnerships with organizations so we can collectively serve people with complex health and social needs.
Bringing organizations across Camden and South Jersey together to solve difficult problems has been a hallmark of our approach from the earliest days of the Camden Coalition. We convene hospitals, primary care providers, healthcare consumers, and community organizations to provide better, more coordinated care for residents of Camden and the surrounding region. Bringing these groups together allow us to share data, challenges, and best practices among institutions that would otherwise be in competition with one another.
Our local coalitions allow us to:
- Build capacity for providing care to individuals with complex health and social needs among local providers and organizations
- Implement initiatives like the 7-Day Pledge and Accountable Health Communities
- Pilot new models that elevate patients’ and providers’ experiences and build evidence for ways to redesign healthcare
- Work with groups not traditionally included in healthcare, like faith-based organizations, to improve health and strengthen support systems in vulnerable communities