Family Engagement Overview
Family engagement is a family-centered and strengths-based approach to making decisions, setting goals, and achieving desired outcomes for children and families. Family engagement is an innovative approach grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships among health care providers, patients, and families. Families are the primary caregivers and support to children. Ensuring that families are involved in all aspects of health care keeps families invested, ensures that care is appropriate, and meets the needs of each individual child. The National Center for Medical Home Implementation May e-Newsletter focuses on practical strategies and resources to effectively engage families in the care of their child at all levels.