The South Jersey Behavioral Health Innovation Collaborative on Monday announced pilot programs to develop better-coordinated care for people with mental-health and substance-abuse disorders.

Among the recommended pilots underway or soon to be launched are: conferencing on complex cases, sharing protocols and quality measures across the region, the integration of psychiatric specialists into emergency departments, and recovery-oriented housing.

The collaborative, started in 2014, includes Cooper University Health Care, Inspira Health Network, Kennedy Health, Lourdes Health System, and Virtua. Other members are the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers and the New Jersey Hospital Association.

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