Spread of the Medical Home Concept
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.