At the CHQC, we are working toward a future in which every Massachusetts child has a medical home—a place to go with their families where a team of caregivers, including doctors, nurses, and others provide them with comprehensive, coordinated, family/patient-centered health care.
To support this goal, the CHQC is working to share best practices and lessons learned from the implementation of a medical home transformation initiative that was supported through the same CHIPRA grant that also supports the CHQC, and was implemented by the National Institute for Child Health Quality. The CHIPRA Medical Home Initiative supported transformation at 13 child-serving practices, and is gathering lessons learned from that work, and creating a set of documents and tools that the CHQC believes will help support pediatric primary care practices to transform into medical homes. The documents and tools will support the creation of medical home teams, support the creation of family and professional partnerships in transformation work, care coordination and care planning, and support pediatric practices in understanding what is particularly important about medical home for children.
The CHQC is working to engage payers, providers and families in helping to disseminate the lessons learned and tools from the CHIPRA Medical Home Initiative, which, over time, will be available here.