Partnership for Child Health (The Partnership) supports the Medical Home Model of care as a framework for all of its programs and services.

Medical Home

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) describes the Patient Centered Medical Home as "a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients, and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient’s family. Care is facilitated by registries, information technology, health information exchange and other means to assure that patients get the indicated care when and where they need and want it in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner."

A Medical Home is...

... not a building or place but a way of providing health care services. Children and their families who have medical homes receive the care that is needed from a pediatrician and nurse care coordinator they trust. The parents and pediatric professionals act as partners in the medical home to identify and access all the medical and non-medical services needed to help children and their families reach their full potential. A Medical Home is a practice which provides care that is...

  • Accessible
  • Family-Centered
  • Continuous
  • Comprehensive
  • Coordinated
  • Compassionate
  • Culturally-Competent
  • For more information about the medical home model including physician tools and resources, visit AAP Medical Home Model