Publication: Integrated Health Care and Criminal Justice Data — Viewing the Intersection of Public Safety, Public Health, and Public Policy Through a New Lens: Lessons from Camden, New Jersey

Graphic showing overlap between hospital claims & police arrest data
Date
April 16, 2018
March 20, 2020
COVID-19 in Camden and beyond
Here's what we are doing to keep our team, our patients, and our community safe and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kathleen Noonan
Camden Coalition patients and staff advocate for New Jersey state policy change around state-issued ID.
February 19, 2020
Proposed changes to Medicaid threaten people with complex needs
Proposed changes to Medicaid and the social safety net pose real threats to people with complex needs.
Shelby Kehoe
January 9, 2020
On the Health Affairs blog: RCT results show a way forward for the Camden Coalition and complex care
In this blog post published on the Health Affairs blog, CEO Kathleen Noonan discusses lessons from the Camden Coalition RCT.
Kathleen Noonan
January 8, 2020
The Camden Core Model RCT shows us a path forward for complex care
A message from our CEO Kathleen Noonan on next steps after the evaluation of our care management intervention, published today in NEJM
Kathleen Noonan
Camden Coalition staff review a whiteboard with patient enrollment information
January 8, 2020
Sharing evidence to inform the future of healthcare delivery and complex care: Lessons from the Camden Coalition and J-PAL North America partnership
Part 2 of a Q&A blog series describing the partnership between the Camden Coalition and researchers affiliated with J-PAL North America.
Kathleen Noonan, Aaron Truchil, Amy Finkelstein
Camden Coalition staff hold whiteboard showing RCT enrollment numbers
January 8, 2020
Evaluating the Camden Core Model: How a research partnership between the Camden Coalition and J-PAL North America was built
Part 1 of a Q&A blog series describing the partnership between the Camden Coalition and researchers affiliated with J-PAL North America.
Kathleen Noonan, Aaron Truchil, Amy Finkelstein

By Amy Yuen

In a report released by the Executive Session on Community Corrections and co-authored by the Camden Coalition’s Dawn Wiest and Aaron Truchil, researchers found that a small number of Camden residents disproportionately use the healthcare and criminal justice sectors, neither of which is designed to address the underlying problems they face: housing instability, inconsistent or insufficient income, trauma, inadequate nutrition, lack of supportive social networks, mental illness, and substance abuse disorders. These unaddressed social determinants of behavior appear to drive a cycle of repeated arrests and hospitalizations.

The report links healthcare and criminal justice data, and most importantly, showcases the potential of sharing data across sectors to improve individual outcomes; reduced crime; lower rates of hospitalization, emergency room visits, and incarceration; and increased efficiency by directing resources to where they will have the most impact. The report draws from Camden ARISE, an integrated data project to examine overlapping utilization of healthcare and criminal justice systems. The paper was co-authored by Anne Milgram of New York University Law School, Coalition founder Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, and Virginia Bersch of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. The Executive Session on Community Corrections is a project of the National Institute of Justice, the United States Department of Justice, the Malcolm Wiener Center, and the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at Harvard Kennedy School.

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