Implementation Resources from the National Center for Medical Home Implementation Infographic: Tips to Understand and Implement the Medical Home Model This brand new infographic provides a clear and concise definition of the medical home model of care for pediatric health professionals and Title V programs. Primary areas of focus include prioritization of care, partnership philosophies, and measurement initiatives. State-based Pediatric Medical Home Resources Created in partnership with the National Academy for State Health Policy, the National Center for Medical Home Implementation offers a comprehensive archive of public, private, and multi-payer pediatric medical home initiatives in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. New Jersey Medical Home Collaboratives: Promising Practice in Pediatric Medical Home Implementation Selected as an evidence-informed promising practice, this project utilized a quality improvement approach to facilitate practice transformation, build capacity among diverse family leaders, and strengthen systems of care for children and youth with special healthcare needs. Additional Implementation Resources Care Planning for Children with Special Needs: Educational Tools and Resources The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, in partnership with Family Voices and the Catalyst Center, hosted a webinar on care coordination and care planning. Questions and answers from the webinar, including an example of a shared plan of care, are now available. Oral Health and Primary Care Integration: Implementation Guide Created by the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, this guide provides a framework for integrating oral health services into a primary care medical home. The guide includes 19 case studies from adult and pediatric practices. Pediatric Integrated Care Survey Developed by Boston Children's Hospital, this validated tool measures a family's experience with the integration of health care services for children and youth with special health care needs. More information about the tool is available in Pediatrics. Training, Events, and Conferences 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. The National Center for Medical Home Implementation will be presenting a workshop on family engagement in pediatric practice and a poster session on Medicaid Managed Care and its impact on pediatric medical home implementation. View more information about the 2017 AMCHP annual conference here. Manage Children with Medical Complexity in Your Practice Recorded Webinar and Supporting Materials Now Available Hosted by the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Children with Disabilities, this recorded webinar describes the population of children with medical complexity and discusses strategies for pediatricians to optimize health outcomes for this population. The complete slide deck from the webinar and answers to audience questions are also available. View more information about this recorded webinar here. Partners and National Initiatives Health Barriers to Learning: The Prevalence and Educational Consequences in Disadvantaged Children Prepared by the Children's Health Fund, this report describes health barriers to learning, including asthma, hearing loss, mental health and behavioral health needs. The report provides education to pediatric medical home professionals, including clinicians and Title V professionals, to strengthen and integrate screening and health services for vulnerable children and youth. Call for Applications: AAP Council on Community Pediatrics Family Representative Due February 23, 2017 The AAP Council on Community Pediatrics (COCP) is accepting applications for a volunteer family representative liaison to the COCP Executive Committee. The family representative will participate in the committee's development of education resources and policy recommendations for practicing pediatricians. The family representative will also contribute to advocacy efforts on behalf of diverse children and communities. Complete the application form here and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Family Voices, National Center for Family Professional Partnership, Awarded Funding to Support Families in the Territories Family Voices is pleased to announce supplemental funds to expand opportunities for families in the US territories, particularly those exposed to or affected by the Zika virus. These funds will support collaboration efforts with multiple family groups and individuals, Title V, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) programs and agencies, and other professional partners in the territories as well as key national MCHB partners.