Health Care Innovation Awards: Project Profile


Project Title: N/A
Geographic Reach: New Jersey
Funding Amount: $2,788,457
Estimated 3-Year Savings: $6,200,000


Cooper University Hospital in conjunction with the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, serving Camden, New Jersey, received an award to better serve approximately 600 Camden residents with complex medical needs who have relied on emergency rooms and hospital admissions for care. The intervention will use nurse led interdisciplinary outreach teams to work with enrolled participants to reduce hospital readmissions and improve their access to primary health care. This approach is expected to result in better health care outcomes and lower cost with estimated savings of over $6 million. Over the three-year period, Cooper University Hospital's program will train an estimated 22 health care workers, while creating an estimated 16 new jobs. These workers will include non-clinical staff, like AmeriCorps volunteers and community health workers, who will serve as part of the multidisciplinary teams to support care coordination activities.

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