An exciting start to the new year for the Center!
United States Senator Chuck Schumer came to the Center for Disability Services to announce a $2 million dollar federal grant to Center Health Care.
These funds will assist the Center's partnership with Albany Medical Center, with a goal to create a "first of its kind" health system, to provide seamless healthcare for individuals with disabilities. This includes an electronic health record system between the Center's health clinic and Albany Medical Center, that can be used at area hospitals to ensure timely sharing of health information for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities from one accessible, comfortable location.
This joint health record system will make it easier to provide the highest quality of health care to individuals with disabilities. along with the numerous other joint efforts currently in the planning stage between the Center for Disability Services and Albany Medical Center, are another step towards developing a true health system for individuals with disabilities.
Health equity for this population is overdue, and this partnership between the Center and Albany Med, with the support of Senator Schumer, the office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko, is a big step forward.
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