Home and Community Based services (HCBS) provide opportunities for individuals to receive services in their own home or community. These programs serve a variety of targeted populations groups, such as people with mental illnesses, intellectual or developmental disabilities, and/or physical disabilities.
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Suicide Crisis Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) Toll Free
Child Abuse & Maltreatment Hotline
1-800-342-3720, Toll Free
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Vulnerable Persons Central Register (VPCR) Hotline
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A ´Health Home´ is not a physical place; it is a group of health care and service providers working together to make sure you get the care and services you need to stay healthy. Once you are enrolled in a Health Home, you will have a care manager that works with you to develop a care plan. A care plan maps out the services you need, to put you on the road to better health. Some of the services may include:
In New York State, many people get their health benefits through the Medicaid Program. Most people are generally healthy, however, others may have chronic health problems. Many are unable to find providers and services, which makes it hard for people to get well and stay healthy. New York State´s Health Home program was created with these people in mind. The goal of the Health Home program is to make sure its members get the care and services they need. This may mean fewer trips to the emergency room or less time spent in the hospitals, getting regular care and services from doctors and providers, finding a safe place to live, and finding a way to get to medical appointments.
Learn more about Health Homes serving individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (Care Coordination Organization/Health Home (CCO/HH).)
Regional Interagency Technical Assistance Teams (RiTATs) meet regularly and use cross-systems collaboration to address system level issues and support the implementation of the System of Care core values and principles within their agency or organization. Family and youth serve as full partners to share the experiences and needs of families and youth served by the System of Care, and facilitate problem solving at the program and policy levels.
The Team serves as a liaison between the New York State-level senior staff members with regard to improving cross systems collaborations. The RiTAT is committed to sharing information and delivering quality technical assistance and consultation to agencies and counties which will enable them to achieve better outcomes for children, youth and families. As collaborative initiatives have grown at the state level, it became evident that leadership and resources at both the state and county level were necessary. Collective and shared knowledge and expertise of the team are used to maximize efforts, avoid duplication and help support evidence-based programming.
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The NYS Early Intervention Program (EIP) is part of the national Early Intervention Program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. First created by Congress in 1986 under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the EIP is administered by the New York State Department of Health through the Bureau of Early Intervention. In New York State, the Early Intervention Program is established in Article 25 of the Public Health Law and has been in effect since July 1, 1993.
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