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August 2015

Call for Applications: Innovative and Promising Practices in Pediatric Medical Home Implementation
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) is collecting innovative and promising practices of pediatric medical home implementation. Applications will be reviewed by an expert panel and selected innovative and promising practices will be published on the NCMHI Web site. Complete an electronic submission or email to receive a Microsoft Word® Document application.

Improving Care Coordination Services in Pediatric Primary Care
This paper, based on lessons learned from the Massachusetts Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant, presents five key elements of high-performing care coordination within a pediatric medical home. Practice-based tips and strategies for implementing care coordination are included.

Young American Engagement Toolkit
Created by Enroll America, this toolkit provides strategies, tools, and resources that encourage young Americans to enroll in health insurance, including effective messages and communication techniques that families, pediatric clinicians, and community-based organizations can utilize to enhance access to care.

Lessons Learned: Statewide Medical Home Implementation
Learn from 35 pediatric practices across Florida who enhanced the patient and family experience of care in their practice(s) through quality improvement. Practice successes, lessons learned, quality improvement outcomes and helpful resources are included on a new Florida Pediatric Medical Home Demonstration Project Web page. A video promoting the value and benefits of medical home to patients, families, and health care professionals is also available.

Mobile Friendly Resources for Families:
Now available in mobile and tablet versions, these family-friendly articles provide a variety of health information, including explaining  medical home and its benefits for families. Articles are available in English and Spanish.

Telemedicine: A Toolkit
Published by the Alliance for Health Reform with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this toolkit provides an overview of telemedicine and examples of current telemedicine applications, including those specific to pediatrics and children with special health care needs. A collection of evidence to support telemedicine in the context of the medical home neighborhood is provided.

Affordable Care Act Resources for Families
View webinar slides, speakers notes, and resources from a recent webinar hosted by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation and the Catalyst Center. The webinar described provisions of the Affordable Care Act that help families raising children with special health care needs.

Bringing Patients into the Patient-Centered Medical Home: Lessons Learned
This article describes lessons learned from the implementation and engagement of a patient advisory council within a family medicine practice, including success and challenges in the implementation of the council.

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

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August 2015

Webinar: An Overview of Three Models of Family Peer Support
August 26, 2015, 2 – 3 pm Central
This webinar will present three evidence-based peer support models across the  United States, including Parent to Parent, Parents Anonymous, and the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. Leaders from each organization will discuss best practices, success, and challenges in implementing a family peer support model.
Registration and Additional Information

October 2015

Blazing New Trails: Innovations in State Health Policy
October 19 – 21, 2015, Dallas, Texas
The National Academy for State Health Policy annual conference will provide educational opportunities for professionals interested in pediatric health policy. Sessions will include a focus on behavioral health integration, expanded systems of care for young children and families, and policy implications of state Medicaid expansion.
Additional Information about the National Academy for State Health Policy Annual Conference

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

November 2015

Moving Forward with Patient- and Family- Centered Care
November 2-4, 2015 Tampa, FL
The Institute for Patient- and Family- Centered Care presents this intensive three-day training seminar will present tools, resources, and best practices in patient- and family-centered care. The seminar will provide an opportunity to learn from national leaders, patient and family advisors, clinicians, and health care organizations.
Additional information about the Moving Forward with Patient- and Family- Centered Care Seminar

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

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Medicaid at 50: A Look at the Long-term Benefits of Childhood Medicaid
Published by the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, this paper provides an overview of the top long-term benefits of Medicaid on children and youth over the last 50 years, including implications for economic growth, financial security, better educational outcomes, and improved health outcomes. In recognition of Medicaid’s 50th Anniversary, the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities developed a Web site that provides information and reports on Medicaid’s benefits, including a collection of state fact sheets.

Child Health USA 2014
This annual report published by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration describes the health status and service needs of America’s infants, children, and adolescents, including key findings related to health service utilization and finances.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Resources in Multiple Languages
The Office of Minority Health at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published an index of resources and materials available in 20 languages. Resources ensure that culturally and linguistically diverse individuals have access to information about the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, and Medicaid. Pediatric medical homes caring for diverse populations can utilize these resources to enhance cultural competency.

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

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Call for Session Proposals: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs 2016 Annual Conference
The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs is accepting applications for presentations and posters for the 2016 annual conference. The 2016 conference will focus on integrating Maternal and Child Health Transformations. Tracks for proposals include child health, children and youth with special health care needs, family involvement, health equity, systems building, Maternal and Child Health Block Grant transformation, among others. Applications are due September 4, 2015.

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Advancing the Pediatric Medical Home: Missouri
Created by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation and the National Academy for State Health Policy, this profile describes how Missouri’s Health Home programs connect children and youth to integrated behavioral health and primary care services. The profile describes Missouri’s payment model, outcomes, and provides links to more information about the state program.

Hot Topic Pediatric Medical Home Updates
Did you know that every other month, the Medical Homes @ Work e-Newsletter provides focused resources on a hot topic in pediatric medical home implementation? View these archived e-Newsletters on the National Center for Medical Home Implementation Web site:

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