Medical Home:
Overview

Cause for Concern

A “medical home” is a way of providing health care where parents and physicians partner to promote a child’s health and development. Overall, children receiving care within a medical home have improved health outcomes, and families are more satisfied with such care.

In Wisconsin, only 44 percent of children and youth with special health care needs receive care within a medical home. Children with emotional, behavioral or developmental challenges are even less likely to be served within a medical home.

Our Role

The Alliance administers several projects designed to ensure more children receive care within medical homes. The Wisconsin Medical Home Initiative offers support to primary care clinicians and care team members to promote family-centered, integrated for children with and without special healthcare needs. Guided by the Wisconsin State Plan to Serve More Children within Medical Homes and quality improvement methodology, staff offer support on use of developmental and mental health screening tools, and promote family-centered care coordination through the use of Shared Plans of Care. CME and MOC credits are available to participating clinicians.  

 

Wisconsin Medical Home | Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin

For more information, please contact Arianna Keil at (608) 442-4143.

Did you know…

Care plans are perceived to be a useful tool to both health care providers and parents of children with medical complexity.