[R-0177] S1. Laws, Policies, Procedures, and Ethical Principles

Citation: National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI). Medical Home Overview. Retrieved from [website]

Abstract: The National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) is a cooperative agreement between the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The NCMHI is housed in the AAP Division of Children with Special Needs. The overarching goal of the NCMHI is to ensure that all children and youth, including children with special needs, have a medical home where health care services are accessible, family-centered, continuous, comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally competent.

Child care programs can play a key role in the medical home and in the lives of patients and their  families. A medical home is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care that facilitates partnership between patients, physicians, and families. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) believes that every child deserves a medical home, where care is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, patient- and family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective. [Website]

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Content Focus: Medical Home; Other Health Impairment; Health, Safety, and Nutrition

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