Over the last 12 years, the Medical University of South Carolina has been implementing a medical home initiative that fosters strong relationships with multiple community partners to provide accessible, coordinated, and culturally competent care to low-income children and youth with special health care needs and their families.
- Conduct a needs assessment on patterns of health care use, availability of providers, and geographic distribution of families to determine where a primary care practice that functions as a medical home may be needed.
- Establish a primary care practice that functions as a medical home near existing public transportation hubs, health departments, and social services to enhance continuity and access to care.
- Host support groups for linguistically and culturally diverse families of children and youth with special health care needs.
Updated: March 2016