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capitalState Initiatives to Support Medical Homes and Neighborhoods for Children with Special Health Care Needs

The purpose of this section is to support the county-based, interdisciplinary Medical Home Leadership Network (MHLN) teams, Community Asset Mapping Coalitions and other initiatives promoting medical homes for vulnerable children  in Washington State. Other groups working to improve family-centered, coordinated care for children and youth with special health care needs may also find the information in this section useful.

In the State Initiatives Section:

  • Medical Home and Health Care Transformation
  • Find out about medical home and health care transformation efforts in Washington State and how to learn more
  • Medical Home Leadership Network
    Information about the Medical Home Leadership Network and other Washington State Medical Home Partnerships Project community activities
  • Community Asset Mapping
    County coalitions working to improve early identification and diagnosis of children with autism and other developmental concerns close to home
  • Teams by County
    Counties with Medical Home teams and Community Asset Mapping Coalitions and contact information
  • Autism Systems Work
    Collaborative efforts to change policy regarding supports and services, increase access to care, and better understand the causes and treatment for children and youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Universal Developmental Screening
  • Child Health Notes
    Brief newsletters on tools and resources for primary care office practice, screening and anticipatory care guidance, early identification and diagnosis of special health conditions. Counties can individualize the Notes with contact information for local support services.
  • E-Updates
    Updates on Medical Home Partnership Project-affiliated activities.
  • Outreach Tips
    Tips on successful strategies to reach local provider and other audiences.
  • Funding Opportunities
    Who is offering grants relevant to medical homes and tips on how to develop and write a successful grant.
  • Data Links
    Links to data that can be helpful for presentations, grant writing, program development. The focus of the data is on children with special needs in Washington and the US as well as all children in Washington State and individual counties.