Implementation Resources We want to hear from you! Please email feedback and suggestions related to the Medical Homes @ Work e-Newsletter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.Implementation Resources Shared Plan of Care: A Tool to Support Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Their Families Created by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation in partnership with the National Academy for State Health Policy, this fact sheet discusses key components of and the role of families in creating and maintaining a shared plan of care. Additionally, the fact sheet provides specific examples of how state programs and agencies are implementing and using shared plans of care for children and youth with special health care needs. Planning Tool for Public Health Professionals: Leading Through Health System Change Developed in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this tool is designed to assist public health professionals, including Title V program staff and pediatric medical home stakeholders, to develop action plans and think critically about health system transformation and health reform changes. Introductory Course: Quality Improvement 101, the Fundamentals of Real Change Understanding the science of quality improvement is critical to facilitate medical home transformation. The National Institute for Children's Health Quality presents an electronic introductory course on quality improvement for pediatric clinicians, family leaders, and Title V professionals, among others. Care Coordination Financing Strategies and Resources The Maternal and Child Health Bureau funded Catalyst Center provides examples of how states finance care coordination services for children and youth with special health care needs. Additional resources describing financing models for care coordination services are included. Cultural and Linguistic Competence Health Practitioner Assessment Developed by the National Center for Cultural Competence, this self-guided tool is designed to improve delivery of culturally competent services for diverse populations. Clinicians who complete this self-assessment will receive a report with professional development and educational resources related to cultural and linguistic competence. Training, Events, and Conferences Training, Events, and Conferences Webinar: Manage Children with Medical Complexity in Your Practice December 15, 1-2 pm Central Hosted by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Children with Disabilities, this webinar will describe the population of children with medical complexity and provide strategies on how pediatricians can optimize medical and health outcomes for patients and families. This discussion will be led by Dennis Kuo, MD, MHS, FAAP, and Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP co-authors of the new AAP clinical report, "Recognition and Management of Medical Complexity." View more information about this webinar here. Partnering with Diverse Dads: Challenges and Successes January 9, 2017, Noon – 1 pm Central Hosted by the American Academy of Pediatrics FamilY Partnerships Network and Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, this webinar will feature expert family leaders discussing strategies for engaging diverse fathers in all types of health care settings, including pediatric practices that function as medical homes. View more information about this webinar here. Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs Annual Conference March 4-7, 2017, Kansas City, Missouri The 2017 Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) annual conference will focus on inclusion, diversity, and non-traditional partnerships. Maternal and child health professionals will have the opportunity to attend sessions that will encourage cross-agency collaboration to advance pediatric medical home implementation at the state and local level. View more information about the 2017 AMCHP annual conference here. National Initiatives National Initiatives Public Comments Due January 9, 2017: Increasing Access to Home and Community-based Services The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is seeking public comments on strategies to promote access to community options for Medicaid beneficiaries (including children and youth) with disabilities, while also ensuring options for individuals and families who prefer institutional care. Public comments from individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Partners Partners Call for Proposals: CATCH Planning, Implementation, and Resident Grants Due January 31, 2017, 2:00 pm CST The Community Access to Child Health Program (CATCH) supports pediatric clinicians to collaborate with communities to advance child health. The CATCH program is currently accepting applications. Clinicians working on initiatives related to pediatric medical home are encouraged to apply. Information on how to strengthen your application is available via the CATCH Web site. Rural IMPACT Demonstration Project The White House Rural Council launched the Rural Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive (IMPACT) in 2015, with support from the American Academy of Pediatrics. A recent AAP News article describes major achievements from the first year of this initiative. From Our Web Site From Our Web Site New State Pediatric Medical Home Resources from the National Center for Medical Home Implementation The National Center for Medical Home Implementation collaborates with the National Academy for State Health Policy to create tools, resources, and provide technical assistance to support advancement of the pediatric medical home model in publicly funded state programs. New resources include the following: Medicaid Managed Care: Challenges and Opportunities for Pediatric Medical Home Implementation and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Pennsylvania State Profile: Pennsylvania Medical Home Initiative The Beacon Program and Clinic: Innovative and Promising Practice in Pediatric Medical Home Implementation The Beacon Program and Clinic was selected by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation as an evidence-informed promising practice in pediatric medical home implementation. The program provides health care services within a medical home model for families and patients through a team-based, accessible, comprehensive, and coordinated approach.