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Public Health Solutions to Close Early Intervention Service Coordination Program


After 24 years, Public Health Solutions (PHS), one of the largest public health service nonprofits in NYC, will close its Early Intervention Service Coordination program (EISC), effective June 30, 2017. The Early Intervention program, funded by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), provides therapeutic and support services to children age 0-3 with developmental disabilities or delays. PHS has provided service coordination for eligible families, arranging for evaluations and therapeutic services from other providers. After an extensive review process, PHS’ board of directors made the difficult decision that its EISC program is no longer financially viable.

PHS is working to transition affected families to new Service Coordinators in other agencies. In doing so, we will work to ensure these transitions are smooth, and PHS will personally reach out to every family in the program to get their permission to refer them to another agency for care services.

Today’s announcement will not affect PHS’ other programs and services, which aim to improve health among the city’s most vulnerable populations. Annually, PHS programs directly serve more than 80,000 New Yorkers, providing access to healthy food, health care insurance, maternal and child health and reproductive health.

“We are proud of our work in Early Intervention Service Coordination, and the quality of PHS’ services has been evident in client satisfaction surveys, audit results and ongoing family testimonials,” said PHS President and Chief Executive Officer Lisa David. “Right now, PHS is first and foremost focused on serving the families and children supported through EISC and in ensuring that their care is transitioned to other qualified organizations.”

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