Spread of the Medical Home Concept

Status: Complete

WHAT: A project to improve the quality of health services received by children and youth with special healthcare needs through the widespread implementation and diffusion of the medical home concept, and to enhance the ability of state Title V agencies to promote, maintain, and spread that improvement over time.

WHO: The project involved nine Title V teams and 17 primary care practices.

WHEN: October 2004 to December 2005

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 National Center for Medical Home Initiatives for Children with Special Health Care Needs and 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

What is Title V?

Enacted in 1935 as a part of the Social Security Act, the Title V Maternal and Child Health Program is the nation’s oldest Federal-State partnership. The Title V program provides a foundation for ensuring the health of the nation's mothers, women, children and youth.

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