Posted on: February 11, 2011
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 resources related to support and social services for youth with special health care needs are linked below:
Health and Disability Advocates
This user-friendly guide outlines the major federal and state services and includes information on how to apply. [...more]
Access S.I. lists over 950 agencies and organizations that provide over 6900 services available in every county in our region. [...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