Implementation Resources from the National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home
Additional Implementation Resources
- Identification, Evaluation, and Management of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently published a clinical report on autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
The report emphasizes the importance of early identification of autism, which can be diagnosed as young as 18 months of age. The report reflects significant changes in the field since the previous recommendations were published in 2007. Along with the report, several accompanying pieces were also developed, aimed at diverse audiences within the autism community.
- Promoting Optimal Development
The importance of early identification and intervention for children with developmental disorders has been widely adopted through the incorporation of developmental surveillance and screening into routine pediatric care. Published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, this clinical report provides pediatric clinicians with updated recommendations to expand this practice to promote the optimal development of every child. The report encourages pediatricians to work closely with families and incorporate input from preschool educators and childcare providers into their patient evaluations.
- Guide to Help Title V MCH / CYSHCN Programs Launch Efforts to Improve Young Adult Health
Adolescent & Young Adult Health National Resource Center has published a guide, Improving Young Adult Health: State & Local Strategies for Success, outlining 5 key strategies that states can adopt to improve young adult health. Strategies are based on a review of young adult health policies and programs across all 59 states and territories and interviews with Title V MCH / CYSHCN leadership in states that have adopted a youth adult measure. Real world examples, resources, and lessons learned from states that have implemented young adult health activities are highlighted.
- Newly Launched: Web-Based Medical Home and Transition Education Modules
The Virginia Title V Maternal and Child Health / Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) program, in partnership with the University of Virginia, developed two new web-based modules on medical home implementation and healthcare transition.
The modules, “The Medical Home Courses For Healthcare Providers And Youth & Family" and “Healthcare Transition Courses For Healthcare Providers And Youth & Family" are free, interactive, and offer content specifically for healthcare providers and families. Continuing Medical Education credits are available for each module.
- How States are Integrating Community Health Workers into Health Care Services
As states transform their health systems many are turning to community health workers (CHWs) to tackle some of the most challenging aspects of health improvement, such as facilitating care coordination, enhancing access to community-based services, and addressing social determinants of health. While state definitions vary, CHWs are typically frontline workers who are trusted members of and/or have a unique and intimate understanding of the communities they serve.
The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has developed an online map highlighting how states are integrating CHWs into evolving health care systems in key areas such as financing, education and training, certification, roles, and scope of practice.
- A Roadmap to Emotional Health for Children and Families with Chronic Pediatric Conditions
The January 2020 “Family Partnerships" article published in Pediatrics highlights the need for emotional support for children with complex chronic conditions and their families. The article is authored by families of children with chronic conditions. The article also discusses learnings to date from the American Board of Pediatrics' “Roadmap to Resilience, Emotional, and Mental Health" initiative.
- How States Addressed Health-Related Costs and Social Factors in 2019
During 2019, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) tracked the progress of state initiatives to promote affordable health coverage, control health care costs, and address the social and economic factors that influence health. They showcased 2 recent blogs that retrospectively examine how governors and legislatures
addressed both health insurance coverage, affordability, and promoted cross-agency collaborations and a second blog on
leveraging siloed state resources to better address the social determinants of health.
- Find State Data for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
Created by the Catalyst Center,
the State Data Chartbook, a regularly updated, selective list of health indicators related to children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) for all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. The Chartbook is a valuable tool to learn about health coverage, financing of care, and can provide data to advocate for systems improvements. It is designed to help visitors understand the multiple dimensions of care for CYSHCN.