The Arc of New Jersey

Mainstreaming Medical Care

Mainstreaming Medical Care

The Arc of New Jersey's Mainstreaming Medical Care Program promotes quality health care for people with developmental disabilities through

-strong advocacy on statewide committees assigned to make recommendations on health care for people with developmental disabilities

-presentations on managed care and women's health issues to large or small groups of families, staff and consumers

-information and referral services to families, staff and consumers on how people with disabilities should access health care services from the current health care system

-an annual medical care conference (usually held in late May) for health care professionals, service provider staff, government agency personnel, caregivers, families and others

-publication of Healthy Times, a medical newsletter for health care professionals and caregivers

-major initiatives with regard to (1) Medicaid Managed Care for People with Disabilities and (2) Medicare Part D for Dual-eligibles

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