New Jersey’s COVID-19 recovery plan is an opportunity to go forward on equity

New Jersey's The Road Back plan
Author
Kathleen Noonan and Allison Hamblin
Date
May 13, 2020
January 14, 2021
Camden Coalition pilots DEI discussion series
The Camden Coalition pilots a series of internal diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) conversations to discuss race, equity, and health justice.
Lisa Mojica and Danielle Hodges, Chair and Vice-Chair Camden Coalition DEI Committee
December 22, 2020
Op-ed: Our Medical Director shares why he is eager to receive the COVID-19 vaccine
The Camden Coalition's Medical Director, Dr. Jubril Oyeyemi, provides assurance about the safety and efficacy of the new COVID-19 vaccine.
Jubril Oyeyemi
Medical provider holds a cellphone in hands
October 2, 2020
Two new data sources for the Camden Coalition HIE broaden its impact and scope
New long-term care and hospital admission, discharge, and transfer data make the Camden Coalition HIE even more useful for providers in South Jersey.
Christine McBride and Natasha Dravid
Stock photo of brown paper grocery bags filled with fresh produce and bagels
September 8, 2020
Tackling the “last mile” of safety-net food access during the COVID-19 pandemic
Collaborations in Camden leverage an NEMT provider's infrastructure to address food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Evelyne Kane, Jamie Moses, Joe Hejlek, and Benjamin Ovadia
August 13, 2020
Responding to COVID-19 by expanding the Camden Coalition’s HIE functionalities
New additions to the Camden Coalition HIE give South Jersey more insight into COVID-19 in the region.
Christine McBride, Audrey Hendricks, and Natasha Dravid
June 2, 2020
Note from our CEO on what is happening in our communities
Join us in not only denouncing racism and institutional violence, but in taking action to ensure equity as well.
Kathleen Noonan

Gov. Murphy’s Road Back identifies six principles to put the state on the road to recovery from COVID-19. This roadmap is vital, as are the Restart Commission and the Restart and Recovery Advisory Council — both convened by the governor to support long-term recovery of our economy and public life.

For some New Jerseyans, however, this moment provides an opportunity to address the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on their communities, and to make sure we don’t increase these disparities in the months ahead. As the Murphy administration works to define the milestones along the “road back,” each principle should incorporate a “go forward” approach that ensures we don’t leave behind the communities already hit hardest by this pandemic.

In this NJ Spotlight op-ed, Camden Coalition and Center for Health Care Strategies chief executive officers Kathleen Noonan and Allison Hamblin outline six ways that New Jersey can move toward a more equitable New Jersey as we recover from the impact of COVID-19.

Read more in NJ Spotlight

Stay Informed

Join our mailing list to get the latest updates sent right to your inbox from the Camden Coalition.

Sign Up