The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, known for its work focusing on high utilizers within the healthcare setting, teamed up with the Camden County Police Department for one of the most comprehensive evaluations of the crossover between high-utilizing patients and repeat offenders.

This collaboration, known as Camden ARISE (Administrative Records Integrated for Service Excellence), looked at arrest data and hospital claims data within Camden, New Jersey, from 2010 to 2014. It stemmed from the hypothesis that “there is a relationship between the factors that contribute to both negative public safety outcomes and negative public health outcomes.” A report summarizing the findings and lessons learned was recently published.

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