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February 2015

Building Your Medical Home: An Introduction to Pediatric Primary Care Transformation
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation presents a brand new resource that provides direction, resources, and tools to pediatric medical home clinicians and practices seeking to advance their knowledge and understanding of the medical home concept as it relates to practice transformation. Visit to view this new and innovative resource.

Family Engagement Guide: The Role of Family Health Partners in Quality Improvement within a Pediatric Medical Home
Created by the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality, this guide assists practices working with families as improvement partners as they transform into a pediatric medical home. Information related to recruitment of family members, evaluation of activities, and sustainability of changes made throughout the practice is included.

Tools and Resources: Medicaid and Children with Special Health Care Needs
Although Open Enrollment has ended for 2015, families can continue to apply for Medicaid and Child Health Insurance Program coverage at any time. This collection of resources assists families, communities, and clinicians caring for children and youth with special health care needs to understand the role of Medicaid and other major insurers in supporting child health and well-being.

Connecting Home Visiting and the Medical Home
This recorded webinar, hosted by Healthy Child Care America, provides background information as well as strategies to integrate and coordinate home visiting programs with pediatric medical homes. The webinar includes examples of successful integration programs throughout the country and features expert faculty involved in this integration.

Health Literacy Training
Created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this free web-based training aims to educate health professionals, including maternal and child health professionals, about health literacy and its role in providing health information and services to improve population health. The training provides strategies to assist pediatric medical home stakeholders working with diverse populations.

Medical Home Messaging for Families, Clinicians, and Communities
The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative has developed a collection of fact sheets which provide an overview of the definition of the medical home for clinicians and their patients. Additional patient and family education is available in these English and Spanish brochures.

For a more detailed information on Implementation Resources, click here.

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March 2015

Seventh National Medical Home Summit
March 23- 25, 2015, Philadelphia, PA
This annual conference will bring together leading authorities and clinicians in the medical home field to discuss progress, successful outcomes, challenges, and lessons learned in medical home implementation. Sessions include updates on medical home recognition, patient-engagement, shared decision making, and the interface between population health and medical homes.
Additional Information about the Seventh National Medical Home Summit

April 2015

Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting
April 25 – 28, 2015, San Diego, CA
Join the largest meeting of international professionals focused on research in child health. The meeting brings together multiple societies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Pediatric Research, the American Pediatric Society, and the Academic Pediatric Association. With over 3,000 scientific presentations every year, the meeting will benefit multiple pediatric medical home stakeholders.
Additional Information about the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting

May 2015

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity
May 18 – 19, 2015, Honolulu, HI
Hosted by the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawai’i this conference brings together a diverse group of professionals working to enhance accessibility and full community inclusion for all individuals. The conference will focus on strategies to integrate education, technology, advocacy, activism, and interdisciplinary research to strengthen diverse communities and enhance lives.
Additional Information about the Pacific Rim International Conference

For a more detailed listing of upcoming conferences, webcasts, and other educational offerings, click here.

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Medicaid as an Investment in Children: Long Term Impact
This paper, published by the National Bureau of Economic Impact, describes the impact of Medicaid and State Children’s Health Insurance Program expansion through longitudinal research of children ages birth to 18. An accompanying New York Times article demonstrates the high return on investment seen from this expansion. 

Measuring the “Triple Aim” In Transition Care: A Systematic Review
Published in Pediatrics, this paper examines and categorizes transition measures by using the “Triple Aim” framework —experience of care, population health, and cost of care. Conclusions show that transition programs are not evaluated in a consistent manner to reflect outcomes of the “Triple Aim.” The paper calls for a more robust and standardized evaluation method for these programs.

For a more detailed information on National Pediatric Medical Home Initiatives, click here.

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The Patient-Centered Medical Home’s Impact on Cost and Quality
This annual report, created by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, provides a review of evidence and summarizes new results from primary care patient-centered medical home initiatives published from September 2013 – November 2014. The report provides impressive evidence surrounding the benefits of the medical home model, including improvements in population health and increased patient satisfaction.

Celebrate 25 Years of the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program
This program recently celebrated 25 years of supporting innovative, community-based efforts to improve child health. To commemorate this milestone, a video to tell the story of the program from around the country was created. Learn about what nine Health Resources and Services Administration funded grantees—addressing topics on vision health, asthma, medical home, and access to care—have accomplished in the program’s twenty fifth year.

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Coming Soon: Patient- and Family- Centered Care Coordination Webinar Series
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation will host its 2015 webinar series focusing on patient- and family- centered care coordination March – May 2015. Tune in to explore tools, resources, and strategies for successful cross-system care coordination and its impact on children, families, and populations. View the 2015 Webinar Series informational flyer for details.

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