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Promoting Good Care: Innovation and Organizing in Health Care

PICO New Jersey

Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Newark, NJ

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Please join us for Our Second Annual Conference,

"Promoting Good Care:  

Innovation and Organizing in Health Care." 

For up-to-date conference details including the agenda follow us on Facebook



Keynote Speakers:

Ezra Klein, The Washington Post, Bloomberg and MSNBC 

Dr. Ken Coburn the co-founder, CEO, and Director of Health Quality Partners


Additional Guest Speakers will include:

Nadia Ali

Camden Coailition of HealthCare Providers

Marsha Atkind, Executive Director

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey

Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, Executive Director

Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers

Tesha Bright

Nurse Family Partnership

Whitney Buchmann

PICO New Jersey

Shirley Bush

Camden Churches Organized for People

Joel Cantor, Director

Center for State Health Policy, Rutgers University

Zoraida Carmona,

Kingsbury Health Team, PICO New Jersey

Tobias Fox

PICO New Jersey

Ray Hurd, Regional Administrator

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Dena Mottola Jaborska, Director of Advocacy

New Jersey Citizen Action

Michael Anne Kyle, Project Director

Greater Newark Health Care Coalition

Susan Mende, Senior Program Officer

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Dr. Ruth E. Perry, Executive Director

Trenton Health Team

Joan Randell, Deputy Director

The Nicholson Foundation

Vera Sansone, COO-Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Services

CPC Behavioral Health 

Linda Schwimmer, Vice President

New Jersey Health Care Quality Insitiute

Jill Viggiano, RN, MS, Executive Director

LIFE St. Francis

Interactive Training Workshop:

Medicaid and Marketplace Expansion:  Enrolling Your Community

The Sponsors of Our 2013 Conference: 

The Nicholson Foundation

 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

For additional information or media inquiries please contact:  

Alescia Teel at or (609) 599-6395

Have questions about Promoting Good Care: Innovation and Organizing in Health Care? Contact PICO New Jersey

When & Where

NJIT Grand Ballroom located in the Campus Center
150 Bleeker Street
Newark, NJ 07103

Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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PICO New Jersey

People Improving Communities through Organizing in New Jersey

(PICO New Jersey) is an interfaith and multi-racial network of faith-communities working to advance a racial and economic justice agenda in the Garden State.

Along with our Camden affiliate, Camden Churches Organized for People (CCOP), PICO New Jersey has a team of 8 organizers working with community leaders and allies to secure policy change at the local, state and federal levels. CCOP has a 26-year track record of success, helping to forge partnerships to improve conditions for working families in Camden.

We are affiliated with the PICO National Network (, which involves more than 1200 congregations in 17 states across the US in faith-based community organizing initiatives to reduce racial and economic disparities – making us one of the largest community-based efforts in the country.

For the past two years, we have worked with partners in Camden, Trenton and Newark to improve health outcomes in urban centers by engaging and empowering residents and providers in high-cost/high-need healthcare “hot spots” to improve the delivery of care.


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