Implementation and Referral Resources

Posted on: January 4, 2011

Illinois Medical Home Project

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. The “Coordinating Care Between Early Intervention and the Primary Care Medical Home” initiative aims to overcome barriers to referral and care coordination for children eligible for EI services by improving communication among primary care practices, Child and Family Connections staff, and families.

Key articles related to implemenation and the referral process are highlighted below:

The Facts About Early Intervention

Department of Human Services Early Intervention

This article includes information and resources about the early intervention program in Illinois. [...more]

List of Eligible Diagnoses for Early Intervention

List of diagnosese that enable a child to receive EI services. [...more]

Early Intervention Description and IDHS Agencies Listing

A description of the Illinois EI program and agencies. [...more]

CFC Sites

A directory of Child and Family Connections sites. [...more]

Coordinating Care Between Early Intervention and the Primary Care Model (2009) 

This report articulates the barriers and supports for improving communication between primary care providers and Child and Family Connections (CFC) offices. [...more]

Miscellaneous Resources and Websites

Various websites and resources that may be of interest. [...more]

Healthy Families Illinois Locations

A listing of Healthy Families Illinois locations. [...more]

Illinois DocAssist Memo

This memo describes the Illinois DocAssist program and how to use this service. [...more]

For more information about the Coordinating Care project, please contact:

Jodie Bargeron, MSW, LSW
Manager, Medical Home Initiatives
Illinois Chapter, AAP
1400 W. Hubbard, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: 312/733-1026 ext 209
Fax: 312/733-1791