Why This Is a Critical Issue for People with I/DD and their Families and Our State

• Health systems and services are complex and difficult to navigate

• Limited communication between healthcare and disability providers

• Focus on acute care rather than long-term health needs, and community living supports

• Financial models focus on acute care and do not pay for collaboration

• Fragmentation negatively impacts individuals, families, healthcare system, communities, and state

• Families often serve as the “case manager” and navigator with little to no formal education or support

• Individuals with I/DD are at risk for complex health conditions and chronic disease and co-occurring mental illness

• They have low rates of preventative screenings and health promotion

• Integrated care models often do not address the needs of people with I/DD