This page provides a definition of health equity, tools, and resources developed by the National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home to help support pediatricians​ in achieving health equity in their practices.

 Health Equity Definition

 NRC Roundtable Discussion

      • ​​​​NRC-PFCMH Virtual Roundtable Discussion
          • ​​​In July 2021, the National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home (NRC-PFCMH) Program hosted a virtual roundtable discussion to elicit recommendations, aligned with the medical home model of care, for pediatricians to build stronger relationships with African American and Black families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) served in their clinic or practice. The discussion aligned with the national American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Year 1 Workplan Health Equity efforts,  focused on anti-black racism. The round table discussion involved African American and Black caregivers along with members from the NRC-PFCMH Health Equity Subcommittee. 
              • This roundtable executive summary captures the practical strategies and recommendations the NRC-PFCMH can implement to support pediatricians in building stronger relationships with African American and Black families of CYSHCN in their clinic or practice.
              • Graphic illustrators provided a visual representation of the discussion by capturing key aspects that reinforce the importance of equitable collaborations, care coordination, and culturally effective care for building stronger partnerships between pediatricians and African American and Black families of CYSHCN.

 Health Equity Activities

      • ​​Health Equity Literature Review Table
        Developed by the National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home (NRC-PFCMH), the health equity literature review table outlines recent publications pertaining to children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and children with disabilities (CWD) through the lens of equity and medical home. The table provides a snapshot of peer-reviewed research and other articles, highlighting the critical need for CYSHCN, CWD and their families who experience barriers and with less resources to receive care through the family-centered medical home model. 
      • ​Medical Home and Equity for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) in Title V Overview
        Developed by the National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home (NRC-PFCMH), this overview summarizes strategies and initiatives that state Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs have documented within their 2021 Application/2019 Annual Report and 2020 Needs Assessment. The information captured in this resource highlights overarching health equity efforts of the 39 states that selected National Performance Measure (NPM) 11 (medical home) as it relates to children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families. Additionally, data from the 2018-2019 National Survey for Children's Health (NSCH) are highlighted.
      • Health Equity Logic Model​
        With support and partnership from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home (NRC-PFCMH) developed a health equity logic model, outlining key activities and outcomes to support the increase of \ African American and Black children and youth with special health care needs and their families receiving family-centered, equitable, and culturally competent care through a medical home.