Implementation Resources from the National Center for Medical Home Implementation New Release! Minnesota State Medicaid ProfileThe 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 profile focuses on the Minnesota Health Care Homes (HCH) program. This program utilizes the medical home model to redesign the delivery of and payment for primary care statewide. The HCH program is an approach to primary care for pediatric populations that is patient-centered and coordinated across the health care continuum and facilitates collaboration between primary care clinicians, specialists, and community resources. The profile includes information on the payment model, cross-system partnerships, and outcomes. Primary Care Teams Discover Benefits of Improving Family CommunicationFeatured in AAP News, the newsmagazine of the American Academy of Pediatrics, this article provides an overview of the impact of the Family Engagement Quality Improvement Project conducted by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation. The article includes interviews with several pediatricians who participated in the project and shares replicable examples of family engagement strategies implemented during the project. Tools and resources from the project can be found in this Web-based implementation guide. Practice-based Resources to Solicit Family FeedbackThe "Building Your Medical Home" online resource guide provides resources for practices to solicit family feedback on the quality of health care services. The online resource guide provides customizable templates for family/caregiver surveys, as well as a fact sheet on how to facilitate family focus groups. Feedback from use of these tools can be utilized to inform family-centered care in pediatric practices. Additional Implementation Resources Care Coordination Strategies for Children with Special Health Care Needs in Medicaid Managed CareDeveloped by the National Association for State Health Policy, this report explores how six states' Medicaid managed care systems provide and fund care coordination. The report provides information on how states organize services to meet the unique needs of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families. It accompanies another recently-published report highlighting strategies to strengthen Medicaid managed care for CYSHCN. Lessons from Medicare on Coordinating Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care NeedsDeveloped by Mathematica Policy Research, this article features highlights from a recent study conducted by Mathematica health experts exploring characteristics of successful care coordination programs for Medicare beneficiaries. The results from the study were then adapted to be applicable to children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) who are enrolled in Medicaid. The article highlights the six design elements that are associated with improved outcomes for CYSHCN who are enrolled in Medicaid. Maternal and Child Health Title V / Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs programs, and other pediatric stakeholders can utilize strategies outlined in the article to enhance care coordination for CYSHCN. Complexity Tiering for Children with Chronic and Complex Conditions: Question and AnswerThe Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health published a question and answer (Q & A) resource developed from the webinar titled Aligning Services with Needs: Complexity Tiering for Children with Chronic and Complex Conditions. The Q & A resource features answers to participant questions that arose during the webinar in is a companion to the recording. Faculty from the webinar provided answers to questions about tools available to support complexity tiering, finance, and data management. Training, Events, and Conferences Measure What Matters: Advancing Multidisciplinary Care Coordination in Primary and Subspecialty Care Settings This recorded, 2-part webinar series presents real-world experiences from diverse health care providers and practices with the common goal of capturing the value of care coordination using the Care Coordination Measurement Tool (CCMT). Faculty describe their objectives for measuring care coordination, experiences in implementing the tool, and the implications of capturing the value of care coordination. An updated version of the CCMT and accompanying adaptation guide are available for download. Health Care Transition and Title V Care Coordination InitiativesSession 4: Integration into Adult Care: Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 2 to 3pm Central Register HereSession 5: Youth, Young Adult and Parent Engagement, Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 2 to 3pm Central Register HerePresented by Got Transition, this five-part webinar series features examples of best practices among state Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Title V / Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) programs, practical tools and resources, as well as replicable solutions to common challenges. Three of the five webinars have been recorded and are archived on the Got Transition Web site. The remaining two sessions will cover topics of integration into adult care and engagement of youth, young adults, and parents. This webinar series can support MCH Title V / CYSHCN programs, family/caregivers, and pediatric clinicians interested in enhancing health care transitions for youth and young adults. A Conversation on Meaningful Family Engagement, from Clinical Care to Health Policy Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Noon to 1pm CentralRegister Here Presented by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, this live web-based discussion of the article, Families of Children With Medical Complexity: A View From the Front Lines will feature the article's lead author and experts in the field. They will review key content from the article and share practical, replicable strategies to strengthen family engagement at the clinic, community, state, and national levels. Participants are encouraged to read the article prior to the event and will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout. Partners and National Initiatives Connect with the Family-to-Family Health Information Center in Your StateFamily-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2F HICs) are family-staffed organizations that assist families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and the professionals who serve them. The F2F staff help families navigate health systems and make informed decisions. This map can provide family/caregivers, pediatric clinicians, Maternal and Child Health Title V / Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs programs, and other pediatric stakeholder find information about the F2F HICs located in all 50 states, and the District of Columbia. A Framework for Assessing Family Engagement in Systems ChangeThis free, Web-based issue brief—developed by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health—provides an assessment tool, featuring four domains and specific criteria that organizations can use to measure the level of family engagement in their work.