Health Promotion

We believe in inclusive health 

Inclusive health means people with IDD are able to take full advantage of the same health programs and services available to people who do not have IDD. People with IDD can face significant challenges in accessing quality health care. They may also have difficulties finding opportunities that promote fitness and wellness, resulting in pronounced health disparities and reduced life expectancy.  

ACANY is committed to promoting inclusive health for its Members. Here are some resources that can help Members and their families lead healthy lives. 

Clinical Excellence 

The ACANY Clinical Team consists of medical and behavioral health professionals whose primary goal is to advance the quality of health promotion and healthcare coordination while monitoring and improving health outcomes among Members. The Clinical Team works collaboratively with all departments, including Care Management, to ensure that Members are accessing and receiving the services they need to maintain optimal health.

“Wellness includes all aspects of your life – your body, your mind, relationships, work, and more.”

– Dr. Jean Jacobson, Vice President of Clinical Services

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Knowledge Center

Many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have health needs in greater numbers and severity than the general population. Maintaining your health and wellbeing can be difficult. The Knowledge Center provides information on the most common health concerns of the IDD population, such as dementia, physical therapy, stress, and diabetes.

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Community Resource Tool

Find healthcare providers, including physicians and dentists, to contact about nutrition, fitness, and behavioral health. The Community Resource Tool (CRT) is a database of healthcare, fitness, and other IDD specific resources in your community. Whether you know what you’re looking for or need help finding services, searching is easy! There are over 10,000 entries that span New York State.

Featured Partnerships

ACANY’s commitment to health and wellbeing includes dedicated partnerships to enhance Care Management services to Members and their families.

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Madison Square Garden (MSG)

Members and their families can win tickets to attend sporting events. 

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Special Olympics of New York (SONY)

From forums to events, ACANY works with Special Olympics to spread the word about good health.