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The Medical Home Network Project

  "All children with special healthcare needs will receive regular ongoing comprehensive care within a medical home."  

That’s one of the national Healthy People 2010 goals, and it has been embraced and promoted by both The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Maternal & Child Health Bureau. Yet the concept of Medical Home remains intangible and elusive to many pediatricians, including many who are committed to providing care for children with special health care needs (CSHCN) and struggling to do it better.

The Medical Home Network Project reaches this group, with an effort that is small in scope and focused on increasing knowledge and awareness and implementing small practice improvement strategies.

The program brings together primary care providers, parents and community partners for a series of three case-based discussions of caring for children with ongoing health conditions or disabilities. The goal of the curriculum is to increase the capacity of primary care physicians to care for CSHCN.

Sessions include:

  • Introduction to Medical Home, CSHCN, Family Centered Care
  • Community Resources and Care Coordination
  • Medical Home Index and Practice Change

These two-hour sessions carry continuing medical education (CME) approval.