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April 2015
 
IMPLEMENTATION RESOURCES (TOOLS & MORE)

Building Your Medical Home: An Introduction to Pediatric Primary Care Transformation
Created by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation, this online resource guide provides pediatric practices and others with the tools and resources necessary to begin and sustain the medical home transformation process.

Eight Tips for Engaging Leaders in Your Project
The National Institute for Children’s Health Quality provides strategies that pediatric practice teams can utilize to engage leadership in their medical home transformation efforts. A video and real-life success story of leadership engagement in quality improvement and transformation efforts is included.

Trauma Toolbox for Primary Care
Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, this 6-part toolbox assists primary care pediatric practices in increasing their understanding of the impact of adverse childhood experience (ACEs) on health. The toolbox provides strategies on how family-centered care can help to prepare the medical home to address ACEs and other traumatic events.

Podcasts: Interprofessional Training in Primary Care
Presented by the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative, this podcast series highlights unique aspects of interprofessional teaching programs throughout the United States that encourage coordinated care in medical homes. Podcasts include information related to team-based care and integration of behavioral health and primary care through interprofessional education.

Family-Centered Care Training Resources for MCH Professionals
Presented by the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Navigator at Georgetown University, this resource houses multiple tools for MCH professionals to increase their knowledge of family-centered care, and gain skills to implement and encourage family-centered care in state Title V programs.

Financing and Public Insurance Programs: A Lecture Series for MCH Professionals
Developed by the National Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Workforce Development Center, this lecture series discusses Medicaid, the Child Health Insurance Program, and the Health Insurance Marketplaces. Background information about each program is provided and information about implications for maternal and child health populations and professionals, including state Title V agencies and pediatric clinicians, is highlighted.

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TRAINING, EVENTS & CONFERENCES

April 2015

Beyond Practice: Fostering Diverse Partnerships for Successful Care Coordination
April 22, 2015, 11 am – Noon Central Time
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) is hosting the second webinar in a three-part series focusing on implementation and evaluation of pediatric care coordination. This webinar will showcase innovative models of cross-system care coordination through family engagement and partnership across clinical, public health, social service, and policy organizations. Faculty will provide real life examples of how successful cross-system care coordination positively influences outcomes for patients and families.
Additional information about this webinar
Space is Limited: Register Today

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

June 2015

The PCMH and Team-Based Care Summit
June 23-24, 2015, Alexandra, VA
This summit will gather hospitals, health systems, and clinicians to share and discuss innovative approaches to providing care within the medical home model. The conference will feature pediatric faculty and will discuss best practices to leverage health information technology and team-based care for optimal health care delivery.
Additional Information about the PCMH and Team-Based Care Summit

Primary Care and Texas Health Home Summit
June 18 – 19, 2015, San Antonio, TX
Presented by the Texas Medical Home Initiative and Texas Health Institute, this annual conference focuses in expanding primary care and access to medical homes for individuals in Texas. The conference will include discussions on pediatric health homes, medical homes, and best practices in transitions of care.
Additional Information about the Primary Care and Texas Health Home Summit

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

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NATIONAL INITIATIVES

Transformation of the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant
Published in the Maternal and Child Health Journal, this paper describes the history of the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant, as well as the 21-month process of transforming this block grant by the Health Resources and Services Administration. The transformation reduces the reporting burden for states while allowing for increased flexibility for states to meet their unique MCH health needs.
 
The 2020 Federal Youth Transition Plan: A Federal Interagency Strategy
Created in partnership with the United States Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration, this report provides a comprehensive framework for interagency coordination and policy to enhance outcomes for children and youth with disabilities as they transition from school to adulthood. The report calls for enhanced coordination among multiple agencies and programs that support this population, including those enhancing and developing pediatric medical homes across the country.

Issue Brief and State-by-State Data: Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program
Prepared by the Health Resources and Services administration, this issue brief and state-by-state data on the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program document how this important program is helping vulnerable families and children across the United States.

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

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PARTNERS

Medical Home Champion Working to Navigate Immigrant Health
The Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program, “Empowering Mother’s Initiative,” helps Oakland, California’s growing Burmese refugee population connect to the resources they need to promote their children’s health and development, including pediatric and prenatal health services. Project director and National Center for Medical Home Implementation Project Advisory Committee member, Joan Jeung, MD, MS, FAAP, is the recipient of the prestigious Jefferson Service Award for her work on this project. Find out more about this project and Dr Jeung’s work.

New Resources from the Catalyst Center
The Catalyst Center presents two resources focusing on closing gaps in insurance coverage for vulnerable populations. View the issue brief “Improving Access to Coverage for Children with Special Health Care Needs in the Fact of Health Inequities: Strategies Reported by Family Leadership Organizations” and a fact sheet titled, “Reducing Health Insurance Inequities among Latino Families Raising Children with Special Health Care Needs.

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FROM OUR WEBSITE

New State Pediatric Medical Home Resources from the National Center for Medical Home Implementation and the National Academy for State Health Policy:

State Pediatric Medicaid and CHIP Medical Home Initiatives: At-a-Glance Table
This table provides an overview of pediatric medical home initiatives occurring through Medicaid and the Child Health Insurance Program. Pediatric medical home stakeholders can utilize this information to integrate and coordinate medical home implementation efforts across multiple systems.

Advancing the Medical Home Model in Pediatrics: New York State
This state profile discusses two medical home initiatives in New York State—the Adirondack Medical Home Demonstration and the New York Statewide Patient-Centered Medical Home Program. The profile includes background about each program, payment models, and outcomes.

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