• OPWDD Slashes 39% From CCO/HH's Budget

    “To dismantle this program, a lifeline for vulnerable individuals with I/DD, especially during this pandemic, is discriminatory, unconscionable and frankly irresponsible on the part of OPWDD,” said James Moran, CEO of Care Design NY. “The empathy has gone out of OPWDD as the I/DD service system continues to erode and fail the population for which it was created to support. When does the annual OPWDD funding assault at the expense of an already marginalized and vulnerable population end?” he asked.

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The Care Management Alliance of New York, Inc.

In every county of New York State, Care Coordination Organization/Health Homes (CCO/HHs) support individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) through all stages of life. CCO/HH Care Managers coordinate services and supports to address all social determinants of health, including health care, employment, housing, community relationships and resources for economic stability.

This includes over 75,000 individuals who live at home and depend on coordinated services, and over 36,000 individuals who require 24/7 care and oversight.

Our mission is to ensure that all New Yorkers with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities can continue to access services for fulfilling, meaningful, and inclusive lives in our communities, especially in the face of this pandemic.

NYS Governor's Proposed FY 2021 – 2022 CCO/HH Funding Cuts

Once again OPWDD targets New Yorkers with disabilities in the Governor’s FY 2021 – 2022 Executive Budget! This has major implications for all 110,000 members and families of the seven Care Coordination Organizations,

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At a Glance

In New York State

110,000

Individuals with I/DD received a Life Plan and have access to 24/7 Care Management. 75,000 of whom live in the community with family/ housemates or on their own.
7

CCO/HHs created to deliver I/DD care management using NYS existing, proven Health Home model .

4,000

Care Managers that serve as a lifeline and advocate for members and families are employed across all 7 CCO/HHs.

A Lifeline for New Yorkers With Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities

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