Care Coordination Organizations/Health Homes (CCOs/HHs) are committed to the delivery of high-quality comprehensive care coordination. Care Design NY has developed a strong framework for escalating our involvement to support individuals and families during this COVID-19 pandemic and public health crisis.
We are working in collaboration with OPWDD providers, medical providers, mental health providers and community resources, to ensure all members receive needed supports, services and resources necessary to maintain health and well-being.
Risk level assessment and the support/service needed are an essential component of comprehensive care coordination. Your Care Manager will screen for risk factors and coordinate supports and services. We have created protocols and tools for our Care Managers to follow during this rapidly changing COVID-19 health crisis to ensure you are receiving the care and support you need.
We are also identifying those in the community who are the most vulnerable because they live alone and do not have natural supports, their care givers are elderly, they are homeless, there is a temporary disruption in supports, such as home aides, medical needs, such as oxygen, food deliveries, etc.
COVID-19 vaccine clinics specialized for Care Design NY members in collaboration with our community-based partners are underway! Please visit the COVID-19 vaccine webpage for information.
Current Providers, please visit our Already A Provider page.
OPWDD stated that everyone who receives the COVID-19 vaccine will need to complete a consent form. You can find that form and other information concerning the COVID-19 vaccines on the OPWDD website, including plain language materials, a screening check list, the Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna vaccine fact sheets.
The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has posted information on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to their website: Fact Sheet.
Click here to visit the OPWDD website to access this material.
Click here for the most current New York State vaccine distribution information.
We are committed to hosting frequent updates with members and their families via online meetings. Please consult this webpage for scheduled meetings and/or sign-up for email updates.
Online meeting: an opportunity for members and families to receive updates and ask questions.
The COVID-19 public health crisis is rapidly changing. This information represents the most up to date information we had at the time of publishing. We will update as new information becomes available.
To see all guidance previously released, please click here.
Post COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Individuals and Families
The collective community of the I/DD care delivery system is working through an unprecedented COVID-19 public health emergency. As restrictions begin to lift, Care Design NY has worked with members and families to develop a guidance document to inform the New York State I/DD community on what is critical from their perspective in reopening services and programs.
There are three documents that you can access in the buttons below: a narrative and easy-to-read reopening documents with a checklist of considerations and questions to guide conversations with providers and/or Fiscal Intermediaries (FIs) as services begin to re-open.
While we hope that you will not need the hospitalization documents, we want you to be prepared prior to seeking medical attention and ensure proper communication protocol is followed for a patient with IDD on his/her needs and wishes. Please use the buttons below to view/download: (1) a fillable disability form for you to complete and keep with your important papers should you have to go to the Emergency Room or hospital (2) the NYS Department of Health hospital guidance permitting a support person for a patient with I/DD to be at their bedside. (3 & 4) a script and other important important information that our friends at SANYS prepared.
The NYC Department of Education announces new program, Learning Bridges, that provides free child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grades on days when they are scheduled for remote learning. If you are interested, please complete this survey at: schools.nyc.gov/learningbridges.
The Learning Bridges programs will:
You can complete the survey even if you do not yet know your child’s school schedule. The survey is meant to assess interest; this is not a formal application. More information will be shared by the Department of Education (children in 3-K and pre-K) or the Department of Youth & Community Development (children in grades K-8) about a potential placement in the coming weeks. Programs will become available on a rolling basis beginning at the start of school.
You can also call 311 for support in completing the survey. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to sharing more information with you soon.
The Campaign Against Hunger
2010 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233
Open: Mon and Th 10-3pm
Tue, Wed and Fri 10-6pm
Families can also order online for free delivery depending on the distance, for this, they have to call at 718-773-3551 and speak with the operator to request a shopper ID #.
Coronavirus has meant rethinking education as we know it, and it’s OK to take it slow.
8 Southwoods Blvd
Albany, NY 12211