Medical Home Information for Families

Posted on: September 21, 2010

Illinois Medical Home Project

About Medical HomeFor ProvidersFor Youth & Families

A medical home is an approach to providing primary care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective.  In a medical home, the primary care team develops a trusting relationship with the family and works as a partner to assure that all of the child’s needs are met.

Through its medical home initiatives, ICAAP works with individual physicians, primary care practices, and community and state agencies to support the dissemination and implementation of the medical home model, with a focus on improving services for children with special health care needs.

Key medical home background articles are linked below:

Pediatricians and Families: Working Together to Build Medical Homes (2004)

Kathy Sanabria, MBA, PMP

This commentary explains the medical home from a parent’s perspective. [...more]

Building a Medical Home Brick by Brick (2006)

Timothy A. Geleske, MD, FAAP

In this article, a pediatrician discusses his practice’s efforts to build a medical home and improve care for patients with special health care needs. [...more]

Extra-Ordinary Care – Improving Your Medical Home: A Learning Guide for Families and Caregivers (2008)

Center for Medical Home Improvement

This learning guide is designed to assist families and others in their education about the basics of medical home. [...more]

Principles for Patient- and Family-Centered Care: The Medical Home from the Consumer Perspective

This document outlines a set of principles that should guide the development and implementation of the medical home model of care. [...more]

For more information about ICAAP’s medical home initiatives, please contact:

Kathy Sanabria, MBA, PMP
Senior Director, Medical Home Initiatives
Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
1400 W Hubbard, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: 312/733-1026 ext 208
Fax: 312/733-1791