In a recent visit to Camden, President Barack Obama praised the Camden County Police Department for its success in community policing and highlighted the opportunity to use data to explore patterns, improve services, and tackle tough-to-solve problems. Through Camden ARISE (Administrative Records Integrated for Service Excellence), the Coalition is partnering with the city’s police to research the complex factors driving high-utilization in both health care and the criminal justice system. The project’s initial data findings were presented on July 16, 2015.
An audience of representatives from health care, law enforcement, criminal justice, social services, and education listened to Camden Coalition founder Dr. Jeffrey Brenner and Aaron Truchil, director of data, research, and evaluation, present the results of a research project linking Camden City police data with information from the city’s three hospitals.
Data from the last five years showed a small group of 205 people who had repeated hospitalizations and arrests. These “dual-system high-utilizers,” individuals had at least ten emergency department visits and six or more arrests between 2010 and 2014.
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