Family Engagement Guide: The Role of Family Health Partners in Quality Improvement Within a Pediatric Medical Home

A guide for effectively engaging family perspectives in a pediatric practice.

Patient- and family-centered medical homes encourage a cooperative partnership between doctors, nurses, other medical staff and the patients' families to provide the best possible care for children. One way to demonstrate family-centered care in a pediatric medical home is to invite families to assist with evaluating, planning and improving the practice. Family Health Partners can play an integral role in a practice's transformation into a medical home and in its continuous quality improvement.

This guide will help practices determine if they are ready to work with families as improvement partners, how to recruit and work with Family Health Partners and how to evaluate, sustain and improve the Family Health Partners role and relationship.

The following are select pages from the Family Engagement Guide, organized by audience, that can be printed out as handouts:

Handouts for Families (PDFs)
Handouts for Practices (PDFs)

This guide is a product of Mass Family Voices, a project at the Federation for Children with Special Needs and NICHQ. Funding was provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) through grant funds issued pursuant to CHIPRA section 401(d).

Published: 2014

Family Engagement Guide