Implementation Resources

  • Pediatric Care Coordination: Beyond Policy, Practice, and Implementation
    This recorded webinar series hosted by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) presents practical strategies and real-life care coordination examples at the practice and systems level.Visit the NCMHI Web site to view recordings of the webinars, presentation slides, and answers to audience questions.
  • Transition Cultural and Linguistic Competence Checklist for Medical Home Teams
    Created by the National Center for Cultural Competency, this checklist provides structure and support for medical home teams facilitating transition from pediatric to adult care for culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
  • Creating and Sustaining Effective Hospital Family Advisory Councils
    Published by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, this report presents a checklist, tips, and strategies for establishing effective family advisory councils in children's hospitals. An accompanying fact sheet includes strategies that are applicable to both pediatric primary care practices and children's hospitals.
  • National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center Coffee Talk Series
    Title V program staff will benefit from this series of 20-minute videos facilitated by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. Videos focus on transformation, leadership and management of change throughout Title V programs.
  • MeasureUp: Tools and Resources to Measure Program Impact
    Created by the Build Healthy Places Network, MeasureUp provides communities, pediatric practices, family advocacy organizations, and state agencies with tools and resources to measure their programs' impact on child and family health. This resource can be particularly useful to organizations implementing and enhancing pediatric medical home neighborhoods.
  • New and Improved Bright Futures Web site
    The American Academy of Pediatrics' Bright Futures National Center has launched a newly redesigned and reorganized website, which includes animated videos, family-friendly resources, and tips and tools to support the application of Bright Futures in clinical practice and state and community health programs.

 Training, Events, and Conferences

      • ICAAP Reopens Web-Based Training and Quality Improvement Project on Transitioning Youth to Adult Health Care
        The Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) has reopened the “Transitioning Youth to Adult Health Care for Pediatric Providers” course and quality improvement (QI) activity. Available to pediatric clinicians across the country, the course teaches learners how to use medical home and QI strategies to improve care of transitioning youth, especially those with special health care needs. Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV credit is available.
        Register for the ICAAP Web-based Training and Quality Improvement Project
      • American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition
        October 24 – 27, 2015, Washington, DC

        This annual conference brings together the nation's experts in pediatric care. This year's conference will feature over 350 educational sessions, including training on family-centered care and family engagement within pediatric medical homes. Plenary sessions include information on pediatric education, telemedicine, and advocacy.

        Additional Information about the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition
      • Connecting Partners and Resources to Prepare Youth for Careers: A Federal Partners in Transition Webinars
        November 10, 2015, Noon - 1:30 pm Central Time
        This webinar will discuss coordinated strategies of several federal agencies, including the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services, to inform students and youth with disabilities as well as family and community members about federally funded resources to assist with career development and employment strategies.
        Registration Information
      • Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Annual Conference
        November 11-13, Washington, DC
        This annual conference will focus on investment by governments, health systems, academic institutions, health plans, industry and advocates to enhance patient- and family-centered care delivery. Pediatric medical home champion, Calvin CJ Sia, will be presented with a distinguished national award in primary care excellence.
        Additional Information about the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Annual Conference.
      • Neurodevelopmental and Psychosocial Issues in Children with Congenital Heart Defects: Expected Not Accepted
        November 12, 2-3 pm Central Time
        Children with Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs) are at increased risk for neurodevelopmental and psychosocial issues; they are also more likely to receive special education services. View this webinar to learn more about current evidence, the importance of periodic screening and evaluation, and strategies to enhance outcomes for children with CHDs in the context of pediatric medical home.
        Registration Information

 National Initiatives

      • International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM)
        The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tools and resources for pediatric clinicians to assist with the transition to the new codes, including a frequently asked questions document regarding coding encounters.
      • Child Health Day 2015: Resources and Information from the Health Resources and Services Administration
        The first Monday in October is National Child Health Day, which the President of the United States has proclaimed every year since 1928. Visit the Health Resources and Services Administration Web site to view resources and information about Child Health Day and the benefits of Title V programs to families, children, and youth.
      • Pediatric Medical Home Champion to Receive Distinguished National Award
        Calvin CJ Sia, MD, FAAP will be honored for his long-term commitment to providing family-centered, pediatric care and his revolutionary work leading and advocating for patient- and family-centered medical home for all children. He will be recognized at the 2015 Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Annual Fall Conference as the recipient of the Barbara Starfield Primary Care Leadership Award. To learn more, visit


      • Inequities in Coverage and Financing Research Study
        The Maternal and Child Health Bureau funded Catalyst Center is recruiting participants for a research study about inequities in coverage and financing of care for children with special health care needs (CSHCN). The Catalyst Center is recruiting parents and/or caregivers of CSHCN who represent families of color, immigrants and families from diverse cultural backgrounds, those who speak a language other than English, and those with low income. If you are interested in participating, visit the Catalyst Center Web site.

 From Our Web Site

  • Michigan: Advancing the Medical Home Model in Pediatrics
    The Michigan Primary Care Transformation (MiPCT) project serves over 100,000 children and youth and includes 58 pediatric practices. Learn how the MiPCT project supports implementation of pediatric medical homes in the National Center for Medical Home Implementation Michigan State Profile, created in collaboration with the National Academy for State Health Policy.
  • Premier Pediatrics: Promising Practice in Pediatric Medical Home Implementation
    Premier Pediatrics in Ocala, Florida, is an innovative and promising practice in pediatric medical home implementation. Visit the National Center for Medical Home Implementation Web site to read how Premier Pediatrics implemented family-centered care, coordinated services for children and families, and enhanced care delivery.