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Adapting and Scaling the 7-Day Pledge to Individuals with Behavioral Health Needs

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The Camden Coalition is engaging directly with patients and primary care providers (PCP) to reduce well-known barriers to care for individuals with behavioral health needs.

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Striving to reduce hospital readmissions by ensuring primary care follow-up within seven days of a patient’s hospital discharge, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers launched the citywide 7-Day Pledge (7DP) program in 2014. Here, Camden Coalition engaged directly with patients and primary care providers (PCP) to reduce well-known barriers, such as scheduling and transportation challenges. Program results demonstrated that PCP follow-up within seven days of discharge led to  fewer 30 and 90-day readmissions than for patients with less timely or no follow-up.

Based on program results and acknowledging feedback from patients and practitioners highlighting obstacles from the lack of timely access to behavioral health services, 7DP will focus on a single metric to support and evaluate access to these vital services. The project aims to:

  • Establish a single BH transition-of-care metric around which all stakeholders can coalesce (BH providers, health systems, community-based organizations, community members, etc.)
  • Develop the regional data infrastructure to track the shared metric
  • Highlight the barriers to high-quality outpatient BH services within our community
  • Develop and refine on-the-ground transition of care workflows from hospital to BH services
  • Increase performance on the chosen metric over time
  • Increase awareness of and engagement with the program over time
  • Share promising practices with other communities across NJ and the country

With the objectives outlined above, Camden Coalition will ensure patients are connected to outpatient BH services while identifying the nuances of systemic gaps and building infrastructure that can support timely connections at varying population levels.