3rd Edition of the Medical Home Primer for Community Pediatricians and Family Physicians

Posted on: December 1, 2007

by Charles Onufer, MD

The Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC), in collaboration with the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians, the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Illinois Health Connect – A Program Sponsored by The Illinois Department of Healthcare & Family Services, is pleased to announce the availability of the newly revised Medical Home Primer for Community Pediatricians and Family Physicians.

The Medical Home Primer is available on the DSCC web site. The information found on the web site is structured similar to the paper format.  With the web version you can go directly to each section of interest and all reference links are provided inline with the text making it easier for you to locate and review reference material.  You can also download a PDF version of the Primer from this website; this version is structured so that all of the references listed at the end of the primer are provided with active hyperlinks to the web-based reference material.

Within the online version (not available in the paper monograph) there is a new section called Diagnosis Modules that can be accessed from the left side of the page. This section contains useful information for the primary care physician managing 13 pediatric chronic medical conditions. These include: asthma, ADHD, autism, cerebral palsy, diabetes type I, Down Syndrome, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, hearing impairment, mental retardation, neurofibromatosis type I, seizure disorder, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.