National Center for Medical Home Implementation: Facebook Page
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation Facebook page provides weekly updates on implementation tools and resources for pediatric medical homes. Remember to “Like” the Facebook page in order to receive updates.
Strategies for Engagement and Buy-In to the Patient-Centered Medical Home
The January/February 2014 edition of Annals of Family Medicine includes an article which identifies 13 distinct strategies which can be used by pediatric and adult medical practices to foster buy-in and engagement in the patient-centered medical home model.
New Sustainability Measurement Tool
This article, published in Preventing Chronic Disease, describes a new and reliable tool—the Program Sustainability Assessment Tool—which assesses the capacity for public health program sustainability. Important implications can be drawn from utilization of the tool by pediatric medical homes, projects, and grant recipients.
Strategies to Achieve a Healthy Weight for People with Disabilities
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published five issue briefs focusing on strategies for people with disabilities to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Included is information about obesity prevention in schools and opportunities for health care professionals.
Pediatric Workforce Tools: Using Social Media in Child Welfare
This resource page developed by the Administration for Children and Families in the United States Department of Health and Human Services provides valuable insights on social media and its many uses in promoting child welfare. Included are fact sheets and tips for foster care workers and foster parents and can be used and promoted widely in pediatric medical homes.
Tools for Parents: Well Visit Planner and Educational Materials
The Child & Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative released a well visit planner guide for children up to age 6 (available in English and Spanish) and a collection of educational materials for parents. These resources can help parents to prepare for clinic visits and enhance care partnership support in pediatric practices.
Parent Education Tool: Recognizing Developmental Milestones
The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities released a new video which describes major developmental milestones for children and what parents should do if there is concern about a child’s development. The video is in Spanish and can be used by pediatric practices to enhance family partnerships.
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Implementing Team Huddles: Part One of a 3-Part “How To” Webinar Series
February 28, 2014, Noon – 1 pm CST
Be sure to join the National Center for Medical Home Implementation for part one of a free 3-part webinar series focusing on promoting partnership and teamwork in pediatric medical homes. This webinar will provide a detailed “how-to” presentation of team huddle implementation, as well as examples of best practices and input from diverse team members. Register here!
International Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and Community
March 9-11, 2014, Washington DC
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement presents its 15th annual summit, which will focus on the shift of primary care to patient- and family- centeredness. The summit will address strategies to engage communities and patients in primary care.
Sixth Annual National Medical Home Summit
March 17 – 19, 2014 – Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia PA
This annual summit, co-hosted by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, brings together leaders in the medical home field to discuss progress, outcomes, and lessons learned. The summit will include two pre-conference sessions which will highlight recognition and accreditation programs and lessons learned from medical homes.
Enhancing Care Partnership Support: Part Two of a 3-Part “How To” Webinar Series
March 27, 2014, 1-2 pm CST
Join the National Center for Medical Home Implementation for part two of a free 3-part webinar series focusing on promoting partnership and teamwork in pediatric medical homes. This webinar will provide a detailed “how-to” presentation of care partnership support, as well as examples of best practices and input from family members.
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Federal Poverty Guidelines, 2014
The US Department of Health and Human Services released the 2014 Federal Poverty Guidelines; the information in this report shows slight increases in the federal poverty level from 2013. These guidelines are particularly important for Medicaid coverage and those individuals looking to purchase health insurance for 2015. For more information visit the Kaiser Health News Blog.
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Medical Homes Impact on Cost and Quality
The Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative released its annual report examining the cost and quality of medical homes. This publication highlights clinical, quality, and financial outcomes of family-centered medical homes across the United States. Data can be used by current and prospective pediatric medical homes looking to increase their evidence base.
Call for Pediatric Programs Involving Community Health Workers
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation is working with the National Center on Ease of Use of Community Based Services to conduct an environmental scan of pediatric programs utilizing community health workers as partners in their work with children with special health care needs (CSHCN). These programs will be showcased as examples of best practices. More specifically, the environmental scan will focus on program(s) that have the ability to provide services to Latino families; program(s) that have decided to provide services (or link families to services) for CSHCN; and/or programs that use community health workers (promotoras) or other specific community based mechanism to reach families where they are. To share information about your program, or to find out more information on inclusion criteria, contact Nerlie Ogilus in the National Center on Ease of Use of Community Based Services.
Call for Nominations: the Calvin C. J. Sia Community Pediatrics Medical Home Leadership and Advocacy Award
The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Community Pediatrics invites nominations for the Calvin CJ Sia Community Pediatrics Medical Home Leadership and Advocacy Award. This award recognizes pediatricians who have advanced the medical home through practice and advocacy, especially for children with special health care needs. Download nomination details or contact email@example.com for more information. The deadline for the nomination is March 12, 2014.
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New and Improved NCMHI State Pages
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) has partnered with the National Academy for State Health Policy to provide up-to-date pediatric medical home information for individual states. View the following newly updated state pages:
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