Implementation Resources from the National Center for Medical Home Implementation
- Call for Applications: Innovative and Promising Practices in Pediatric Medical Home Implementation
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) is now
for Innovative and Promising Practices in Pediatric Medical Home Implementation. These
featured programs provide examples of evidence-informed innovative and promising practices
in pediatric medical home implementation. Highlighted programs include examples from Federally Qualified Health Centers, pediatric practices, community-based organizations, academic institutions, state-based organizations, and family advocacy organizations. Featured Promising Practices include a description of practical implementation strategies that can be replicated across diverse settings. Programs are featured through the NCMHI Listserv and on the NCMHI Web site.
- Technical Assistance and Support for Pediatric Medical Home Implementation
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation provides free technical assistance and support
to pediatric clinicians, practices, Title V programs and other state-based organizations, families, community members, and others interested in implementing high quality primary care for children and youth. Support related to implementation of family-centered care, cultural competence, starting pediatric medical home transformation, and care coordination is available. All technical assistance requests are answered within one business day.
- Medicaid Managed Care Texas State Profile
National Center for Medical Home Implementation, in partnership with the National Academy for State Health Policy, develops state profiles highlighting public health programs that advance the medical home model in pediatric populations. The newest program featured is the
STAR Kids Medicaid managed care program in Texas. STAR Kids facilitates care integrations and care management through the use of comprehensive care plans and service coordinators for children and youth with special health care needs.
Additional Implementation Resources
- Supporting Diversity and Reducing Health Disparities in Community-Based Maternal and Child Health Programs
Culturally competent care is essential for reducing health disparities among children with special needs. Cultural and linguistic competence facilitates treatments that are appropriate and aligned with family values and is a core function of the pediatric medical home. Authored by staff from the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program, a partnership with the National Center for Medical Home Implementation, this article presents practical tips and resources for promoting cultural and linguistic competence in community-based pediatric programs.
- Shared Decision-Making and Children with Disabilities: Pathways to Consensus
This American Academy of Pediatrics
clinical report provides an overview, guidelines, and tools for pediatricians and other pediatric clinicians implementing shared decision-making strategies in the pediatric clinical setting. Shared-decision making questionnaires and resources for pediatric clinicians are discussed in the article and can be utilized by clinicians interested in increasing the level of family engagement in their practice.
Resources and tools on shared decision making are also available for parents and caregivers.