Home & Community-Based Services (HCBS) provides vocational and educational services to adults with mental illness and substance abuse disorders to address challenges in school and careers that may be hindering them from improving their overall health.
For individuals living in poverty, the barriers to engaging in healthcare often begin with non-medical concerns, such as obtaining employment, securing housing, or family issues, and is especially true for those living with mental health issues.
Provide vocational and educational services to address social indicators of health.
How We Do it:
Social indicators of health are now incorporated into individual managed care plans as part of New York State Medical Reform. Individuals who are enrolled in a specialized HARP Medicaid Managed Care Plan may qualify for HCBS services that include education support, pre-vocational employment, transitional employment, intensive supported employment, and ongoing supported employment services. HCBS works with both the referring Health Home Care Managers and the Managed Care organizations to develop an individualized plan of care and monitor individuals’ progress.
The Outcomes of Home and Community-Based Services
HCBS’s supportive vocational and educational services improve participants’ social stability and allow for improved and increased engagement in healthcare services.