[Reposted: Kathleen Noonan. Disappointing Randomized Controlled Trial Results Show A Way Forward On Complex Care In Camden And Beyond , Health Affairs Blog, January 9, 2020. https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20200102.864819/full/: Copyright ©2020 Health Affairs by Project HOPE – The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.]
Two years ago, when I joined the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, I met with a client we’d been serving for nearly 18 months. When we first met Sarah, she was in the early days of recovery from heroin addiction, just starting to self-manage her medical conditions. She was living with her infant in a shelter. Following intensive work with the Camden Coalition and our partners, we were able to support Sarah’s successful transition to stable housing—and along with it, reliable food, peer support, and behavioral health care.
Today, she’s thriving.