Throughout the month of June, ADAPT Community Network hosted four Access to Health pop-up events across the city. Each event took place in a different borough: Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. This initiative was funded by a grant from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Speaker Adrienne Adams and the New York City Council.
The purpose of this initiative was to help raise awareness of ADAPT’s clinical and therapeutic services. Outreach efforts were made to target people with physical and intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families living in New York City.
The pop-up events helped to build awareness of the medical services offered by ADAPT Community Network’s Diagnostic and Treatment Clinics. Each pop-up healthcare event included staff from our Project Connect Team and clinic staff to help individuals and families understand the Medicaid and Medicare services and entitlements including reimbursement for necessary durable equipment that were available to them.
Our Project Connect team were able to help folks with disabilities and their loved ones to secure opportunities to better support their needs. They provided information and resources to let folks know about programs and services that are available to them. Our clinic staff also provided basic blood pressure screenings and to explain the healthcare services offered by ADAPT. Print materials in multiple languages explaining the services and contact information for the clinics and Project Connect were distributed at these events These events were promoted across social media and MTA advertising to best reach members of the community within New York City.
Tracy Pickar, Vice President of Family Support Services stated, “We were happy we had the opportunity to connect with members of our community and provide information about ADAPT Community Network’s Family Support Services and our information and referral line, Project Connect.”
For over 30 years, ADAPT Community Network has specialized in meeting the complete health care needs of individuals living with disabilities. ADAPT’s patient-centered approach involves comprehensive, continuous, and well-coordinated care. We believe that personal health is essential to feeling good, reaching goals, and leading a happy, fulfilling life. ADAPT provides health care expertise to individuals of all abilities, including cerebral palsy, intellectual and developmental disabilities, neurological impairment, epilepsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, and spina bifida.
ADAPT Community Network provides culturally competent services for individuals with physical and/or Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities of all ages and their families regardless of race, ethnicity, or income-level. Every day, we build a more inclusive world for thousands of New Yorkers through education, technology, health, residential and recreational programs in all five boroughs.