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Disability in Camden
Camden households are 1.5 times more likely to have a disabled member than American households at large, and nearly a quarter of all Camden households have someone with an ambulatory limitation. Read More

How Well Served Is Camden by Open Spaces?
The total size of Camden's operating budget has grown 26% after inflation, from $134 million in 2001 to $169 million in 2010, an average of 2.62% per year. While an increase of $35 million is large in absolute and per capita terms, and year-to-year swings of expansion and cuts have been very erratic, Camden's spending growth is actually somewhat slower than the 2.84% average annual growth rate in 2008 and '09 for all NJ Municipalities. This report analyzes trends in Camden's municipal expenditures since 2001. Public space is the infrastructure of community building. In the age of automobiles, when individuals are less likely than ever to walk, even for short distances, parks less than \BC mile away give the best chance that residents will actually receive the health and community-building benefits of accessible open space. This quickfact examines what percentage of Camden's population falls into easy walking distance from parks. Read More

Diabetes in Camden
Diabetes data from the Camden City Comprehensive Health Database. Read More

Camden Facts 2008: Public Health
Camden Facts 2008 section on public health Read More

New Jersey Childhood Obesity Study: Camden School BMI Data
Using data collected by Camden Public Schools for the 2008-2009 school year, Rutgers Center for State Health Policy prepared this report on body mass index (bmi) for Camden students. Read More

New Jersey Childhood Obesity Study: Food Environment Maps
This report details the food environment in Camden in terms of access to supermarkets, smaller grocery stores, convenience stores, and limited service restaurants. Read More

New Jersey Childhood Obesity Suvery: Camden Chartbook
This report details perceptions of food behaviors, food environments, physical activity behaviors and physical activity environments. Read More

Camden City Community Health Profile
A 2006 Community Health Profile of Camden prepared by Holleran Consulting. Read More

Camden City Healthy Futures Presentation at 2009 APHA conference
Summation of Recent Camden City Health Studies
Camden County Department of Health
NJ Department of the Public Advocate