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
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

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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