​Implementation Resources from the National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home

Additional Implementation Resources

  • New Release! The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health Policy Statement
    Published in Pediatrics, the Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health is the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) first formal policy devoted to the issue of racism. The policy statement builds on existing AAP policies that address other social determinants of health such as poverty, housing insecurity, immigration status, and early childhood adversity. By acknowledging the role of racism in child and adolescent health, pediatricians and other pediatric health professionals will be able to optimize clinical care, workforce development, professional education, systems engagement, and research. This policy encourages pediatricians and others to address the role of racism in child health to reduce the health effects of structural, personally mediated, and internalized racism to improve the health and well-being of all children, youth, and their families. This policy statement can support pediatricians, state Maternal and Child Health Title V / Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs programs, and families in improving health outcomes for children and youth.
  • New Release! Bright Futures/AAP Recommendations for Pediatric Preventive Health Care 2019 Periodicity Schedule
    The
    Bright Futures/American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Periodicity Schedule was updated spring 2019 and can be found on the Engaging Patients and Families webpage on the AAP website. The website also includes information about updates to the periodicity schedule as well as free to download versions of the schedule. The Bright Futures Guidelines and Periodicity Schedule are the preventative component of the pediatric medical home model and can support pediatricians, families, non-physician clinicians, and state Maternal and Child Health Title V / Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs programs in caring for all children and youth, including those with special health care needs.
  • New Release! Coding for Pediatric Preventive Care, 2019
    The
    Bright Futures/American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Coding for Pediatric Preventive Care booklet was updated in spring 2019. This resource provides a comprehensive listing of codes most commonly reported by pediatricians in providing preventive care services. The coding booklet is aligned with the Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition
  • General Health and Life Satisfaction in Children with Chronic Illness
    A
    new study published in Pediatrics examines health and life satisfaction in the context of chronic illness in children. Using parent responses to questions that assess a child's overall physical, mental, and social health, study results found that children with chronic illness have similar life satisfaction as compared to peers without chronic illness. The authors conclude that study results provide evidence that chronic illness does not preclude children from leading happy and satisfying lives.
  • Out-of-Home Placement for Children and Adolescents with Disabilities
    The
    clinical report and addendum, Out-of-Home Placement for Children and Adolescents with Disabilities were recently reaffirmed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The report and addendum state that children and youth with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as complex medical conditions, should be cared for by their families in their home environments. However, when this type of arrangement is not possible, the report provides suggestions for exploration of appropriate alternative care settings. This clinical report and addendum can support pediatricians, families, and others who care for children and youth with special health care needs.

​Training, Events, and Conferences

  • National Academy for State Health Policy's Annual State Health Policy Conference
    August 21 – 23, 2019
    Chicago, IL
    Register Here
    The National Academy for State Health Policy presents is 32nd Annual State Health Policy Conference. This conference is for state health policymakers, pediatricians, and others involved in state health policy development. The conference sessions offer participants an opportunity to discuss best practices, lessons learned, and innovative solutions. Topics related to children and youth with special health care needs and systems of care are included.
  • Introduction to the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support
    August 14, 2019 at 11:30am – 12:30pm Central
    Register Here
    Based on the Principles of Family Support Practice and the Strengthening Families Framework, these nationally adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support have created a common language across different kinds of family strengthening and family support programs such as Family Resource Centers, home visiting programs, and child development programs. These standards of quality are used as a tool for planning, providing, and assessing family support practices by state departments of public health, hospital systems, and families. This webinar will discuss the standards of quality and will provide participants with information on how to use the standards to develop, assess, and sustain family partnership in departments of public health and various clinical settings.

​Partners and National Initiatives