Implementing a Learning Collaborative on the Medical Home for Children with Special Healthcare Needs

Status: Complete

WHAT: A project to improve the quality of care for children with special health care needs and their families by implementing the medical home model in primary care practices. The projects also sought to build capacity in Title V agencies to sustain and spread the medical home model in primary care practices in their states.

WHO: The project involved 11 Title V teams and 30 primary care practices.

WHEN: 2002 to 2004

FUNDER: The project was funded by the United States Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau and conducted in partnership with the Center for Medical Home Improvement.

NICHQ'S ROLE: Led a Breakthrough Series learning collaborative to apply quality improvement methodology to implementing a medical home model of care. Provided an environment for rapid-cycle testing and the robust exchange of ideas with the support of world-class medical home and quality improvement experts.

Nurse speaking with mother and her daughter at the doctor's office


Project Publication

McAllister JW, Cooley WC, Van Cleave J, Boudreau AA, and Kuhlthau K. Medical Home Transformation in Pediatric Primary Care--What Drives Change? Annals of Family Medicine 2013; 11(S1): S90-S98. SourceExternal Link