UCEDDs and Family Medicine: The New Jersey and Arizona Experience in Providing a Primary Care Health Home Model for Adults

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Concurrent Session Presentation
2012 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Annual Conference
Washington, DC
December 4, 2012

Tamsen Bassford, MD & Debrorah Spitalnik, PhD (NJ UCEDD – Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on DD)

This session described and compared the efforts of two UCEDDs which utilize Family Medicine Residency training programs to address the primary health care needs of adults with developmental disabilities through a health home model.  The education of resident physicians was discussed, as well as the potential of Family Medicine, as a life span discipline, in addressing the transition to adult health care.