Exciting news from the Camden Coalition

Jeffrey Brenner and the Camden Coalition offices and team in Camden, NJ
Date
January 31, 2017
January 31, 2023
Consumer spotlight: Celebrating advancements in consumer engagement and paving the way forward
Over the last two years, the complex care field has seen a growing interest in consumer and community engagement.
Evelyne Kane, Sr. Program Manager, Community Engagement & Capacity Building
January 18, 2023
“Everyone deserves that chance:” Brian Thompson on his goals for the NJ Opioid Recovery and Remediation Advisory Council
We interviewed Brian about the experience and vision he will bring to the Opioid Recovery and Remediation Advisory Council.
Hannah Mogul-Adlin, Senior Communications Manager
January 10, 2023
“Trust is a must:” Empowering community members in Camden
Those considering a peer-to-peer model to address community health can learn from our work over the past two years.
December 13, 2022
Expanding our ecosystem: Building relationships in rural South Jersey
Through our work in Camden, we have learned that strong partnerships are crucial to building ecosystems of care that can truly serve the community.
Taylor Brown, Program Assistant and Maritza Gomez, Program Manager, Community Engagement & Capacity-Building
Camden Coalition staff pose together in front of a balloon arch.
December 5, 2022
Celebrating 20 years of improving care
From a series of breakfast meetings in 2002 to a locally-rooted organization with national reach: read about our 20th anniversary celebration.
Hannah Mogul-Adlin, Senior Communications Manager
National Consumer Scholars sit thoughtfully around a table as one participant talks and gestures with his hand.
October 7, 2022
Understanding preferred language for ‘people with lived experience’
We surveyed fifteen participants in our consumer leadership programs to learn what language they liked — and disliked — to describe their role.
Evelyne Kane, Senior Program Manager, Community Engagement & Capacity Building

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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