A message from Executive Director Dr. Jeff Brenner

Executive Director Jeff Brenner in his office
Date
April 11, 2016
Camden Coalition nurse leaves patient's home after a home visit
June 2, 2021
What does the future of nursing look like? According to the National Academy of Medicine, a lot like our Camden Core Model
Our signature care management model was highlighted as an "exemplar" in the "Future of Nursing: 2020-2030" report.
Hannah Mogul-Adlin
Graphic reads
June 1, 2021
We need strong, diverse health teams — not just CHWs — to address complex health and social needs in our communities
CHWs have been getting lots of attention! Two Camden Coalition LPNs share why all historically under-valued care team roles deserve the same.
Gladys Antelo, LPN, and Jeneen Skinner, LPN
Gloved hands holding vaccine vials
May 12, 2021
Addressing concerns about Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine pause
Dr. Jubril Oyeyemi addresses concerns about the recent pause with the J&J vaccine in this short video.
Jubril Oyeyemi
April 1, 2021
New brief: Lessons from our maternal health care management pilot
In this newly published brief, two Camden Coalition care team members share lessons from Camden Delivers, our maternal health care management pilot.
Michelle Adyniec, RN, BSN, and Jessica Cordero, MA, CHW
March 25, 2021
How can state officials help dismantle structural racism? Lessons from New Jersey
Read the adapted welcome remarks by our CEO Kathleen Noonan for “Dismantling Systemic Racism in Pennsylvania State Agencies".
Kathleen Noonan
Gloved hands holding vaccine vials
March 10, 2021
Addressing concerns about COVID-19 variant strains
Dr. Jubril Oyeyemi addresses concerns about the new variant strains of the COVID-19 virus in this short video.
Jubril Oyeyemi

It’s been an exciting month as we’ve publicly announced the development of a national center to improve care for patients with complex needs, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, and AARP. What’s been most important to me is that we’ve sent a message that the City of Camden is on the rise and recovering. Great things are happening here.

I’m surprised and humbled that what started as a small project in Camden, New Jersey fourteen years ago is impacting the national dialogue of healthcare reform. Together we’re fostering new conversations about our nation’s most vulnerable patients and we’re driving a conversation about the mismatch between the biopsychosocial needs of patients and the services we provide in healthcare.

Our work together is a symbol for what can be accomplished when health care and social service systems work together in a data-driven environment and convene around one table aligned to a common goal.

While the national center is an exciting opportunity, we have so much more work to do to make Camden the healthiest city in the country. With exciting initiatives like the Seven-Day Pledge reconnecting recently hospitalized patients to primary care, our Health Information Exchange sharing vital health data across formerly siloed organizations, and our Housing First project providing stable, dignified housing for our most medically and socially complex patients, we’ll remain laser-focused on advancing our work in Camden.

The national center will be a way to connect our local work with other great ideas and initiatives emerging from innovators around the country. The national center will convene, curate, connect, and educate. Together we can build an exciting new field and movement for care of the most vulnerable and complex patients, both here in Camden and across the country. We can’t wait to see what’s next.

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

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