Understand Link to Better Health

The Link to Better Health program is funded by a grant from the CDC in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health. Eligible individuals receive 90 days of free support from a Linkage Coordinator who can help connect with healthcare services.

To be eligible, a person must:

    • Be diagnosed with an intellectual and/or developmental disability (IDD)
    • Live in New York State
    • Be over 18 years old
    • Have unmet healthcare needs
    • Not be currently receiving care management services through a CCO (individuals can be working with a CCO on the OPWDD eligibility process, they just can’t be enrolled and receiving Care Management services from a CCO)

Benefits for this free 90-day program include:

  • Help finding medical providers and coordinating medical appointments
  • Connect with social services, such as SNAP, HEAP, and more
  • Help navigating the healthcare system
  • Connect to preventative services, such as screenings and well-care visits

For more information and to check for eligibility, visit online.