Camden Coalition's Dr. Jeff Brenner heads to UnitedHealthcare to lead $15M partnership

UnitedHealthcare is teaming up with the Camden (N.J.) Coalition of Healthcare Providers to test and scale the nonprofit's innovative models of care on a national level.

The Camden Coalition, founded by Jeffrey Brenner, MD, is known for its "hot-spotting" approach to identifying high-cost patients and addressing their social, behavioral and economic needs that contribute to medical issues. The $15 million partnership will leverage UnitedHealthcare's resources and footprint to develop a sustainable national program similar to Camden Coalition's model of care.

In addition to the strategic partnership, Dr. Brenner will leave his post at Camden Coalition to take a position at UnitedHealthcare, where he will lead its community-based services model, myConnections, as senior vice president of integrated health and human services.

"By partnering with the Camden Coalition, we have an unprecedented opportunity to make a transformational impact on our health, behavioral and social service systems," Austin Pittman, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community & State, said in a statement. "Dr. Brenner's passion and commitment to bringing sustainable healthcare to our most vulnerable people make him an ideal leader to further build and integrate our myConnections approach across UnitedHealthcare's entire portfolio."

 

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