Medical Home Topics

Medical Home Topics

There are many aspects of medical home that touch on multiple partners.  This section is designed to share resources and  cross cutting information that may be useful to families, clinicians, community providers and other partners who want more in-depth information.

In the Medical Home Topics Section:

Accessing Services – Key community services across Washington state that can help children and youth and their families.  Examples of how communities are simplifying  referrals to services.

Child Health Notes – Brief quarterly newsletters targeting primary care providers with tools and strategies for early identification, anticipatory care guidance, and care for children and youth with special health care needs and their families.  The Child Health Notes are a medical home tool for counties to individualize each Child Health Note with contact information for local support services.

Medical Home Informational and Promotional Materials – Materials targeting families and professionals explaining what a medical home is

National Standards for Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs – The standards define the core components of a comprehensive, coordinated, and family-centered system of care for CYSHCN and were developed with broad national stakeholder input.

Telehealth and COVID-19 – Clinicians, early intervention providers and other community service services providers and educators are having to quickly ramp up telehealth and online learning capacity during COVID-19. We have curated resources to help those caring for children and youth with special health care needs identify telehealth technical assistance and support, connect with peers, and find resources and tips for how to effectively provide virtual services and coaching and engage with children and their families.