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
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
New Jersey's The Road Back plan
May 13, 2020
New Jersey’s COVID-19 recovery plan is an opportunity to go forward on equity
New op-ed outlines six ways that New Jersey can move toward a more equitable New Jersey as we recover from the impact of COVID-19.
Kathleen Noonan and Allison Hamblin
April 23, 2020
Moving from parallel play to cooperative play in a time of COVID-19
Making deliberate decisions to work more cooperatively with local partners has proven critical to our COVID response.
Kathleen Noonan

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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