CONTINUUM OF CARE (CoC)

Organization Name: UNM/HSC
Address: 2350 Alamo Ave Se, Suite 155
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: 505-925-2350
Toll Free Phone: 877-684-5259
Fax: 505-925-2389
Services Provided: The mission of Continuum of Care is to improve and sustain the quality of health and healthcare for all people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in New Mexico. Goals:We positively impact the health of people with I/DD through advocacy, trainings, clinical services, policy reviews, and policy recommendations. We contribute to improving the quality of healthcare through clinical consultations and teaching of clinical services.We support ongoing improvements in the field by evaluating our efforts, incorporating new findings into our trainings and services, developing new research, and sharing our findings. It is estimated that 32,000 New Mexicans have a developmental disability. The range of these disabilities varies greatly. People with disabilities often encounter more challenges than others in the way health care is delivered to them, how they access it and the level of support services they need to stay healthy within the community.The Continuum of Care project grew out of the idea that health care services should be available and delivered in a comprehensive and coordinated manner from infancy to adulthood, assuring people with disabilities access to the full array of health services from a multidisciplinary approach. We promote health care professionals becoming more knowledgeable and competent in dealing with developmental disabilities and in delivering services in a culturally sensitive way that respects individuals preferences, honors personal values and promotes quality of life.

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Original Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 3/22/2019