Initiative: Expanding Access to Primary Care for People with Intellectual Disability
Grant years: 2021–22
This project increases access to primary care for people with intellectual disabilities who experience significant disparities in access to care and health outcomes. The project entails building an integrated and inclusive primary care practice adjacent to Salem Medical Center (now Inspira) in Salem County, N.J.; training providers to enhance competency and knowledge to improve health care delivery for individuals with intellectual disability and complex behavioral and medical needs; and establishing the foundation for further replication of Woods’ integrated care model elsewhere in New Jersey.
The project builds on Woods’ successful patient-centered medical home model and leverages ongoing planning with our project partners, including people with disabilities who actively drive the change needed to improve health care access and services.