About The Program

Inck Website MapThe health and wellbeing of your child is very important. Keeping them healthy means going to the doctor, but also making sure they have good food to eat, and safe places to live, learn and play. It also means that those who take care of them have what they need to be healthy too. 

NJ InCK (pronounced “New Jersey Ink”) is here to help you by bringing together YOU, your child’s doctor, and organizations in your community, from schools to food pantries. NJ InCK helps doctors and community-based service providers better understand and support your child’s health. This helps you to make sure your child gets all the different types of care they need to be healthy.

NJ InCK is offered to all children aged birth through 20 enrolled in NJ FamilyCare who live in Monmouth or Ocean counties.

The Need for NJ InCK

children under the age 3 in NJ need access to home visitation but there are only 5,459 funded home visitation spots.

of families in NJ do NOT have access to licensed child care.

of New Jersey schools reported chronic absenteeism rates above 10%.

NJ InCK recognizes the impact that poverty has on families in the community and the importance of care that reaches beyond the doctor and into the community where children learn, live, play, and grow.

Successful implementation of this new model will result in a more integrated network of care focused on:

  • Empowering children, adolescents, young adults, and their families to drive their own care and partner with health systems and community partners to ensure their needs are met.
  • Improving overall quality of care.
  • Decreasing the long-term cost of care while ensuring providers participating in the program have sustained funding.

NJ InCK Core Child Service Providers

  • Early care & education 
  • Housing
  • Food
  • Schools
  • Title V

  • Child Welfare
  • Physical and Behavioral Health
  • Mobile Crisis Response Services
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Legal Services

InCK Nationally

In 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) model to help state Medicaid agencies and their local health and community-based partners identify and address poor behavioral health conditions.

Almost $126 million has been awarded to six states including New Jersey.

  • Connecticut
  • Illinois
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
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Get to know our NJ InCK Team

This NJ InCK project is supported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $11,988,970 in 2024 with 100% funded by CMS/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CMS/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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