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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.

What is a Medical Home?

A medical home is defined as primary care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective.  In a medical home, primary care providers develop a trusting relationship with the family and work in partnership to assure that all of the patient’s needs are met.

Through the medical home partnership, the clinician can help the family/patient access and coordinate specialty care, educational services, out-of-home care, family support, and other services that are important to the overall health of the child and family. [...more]

Medical Home Policy Statements and Background Information

For more information about medical home, including policy statements and guidelines for implementing a medical home, please follow the link.  [...more]

Evidence for Medical Home

The evidence shows that the medical home model can help improve quality while reducing unnecessary procedures, preventing hospitalizations, and lowering costs.  For more information about the evidence supporting the medical home model, follow the link. [...more]

ICAAP Medical Home Funders

ICAAP would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of our medical home programs:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Michael Reese Health Trust

The Commonwealth Fund

Chicago Community Trust

ICAAP Medical Home Staff

Kathy Sanabria, MBA, PMP
Associate Executive Director, Programs
312/733-1026 x208
ksanabria@illinoisaap.com

Dru O’Rourke
Manager, Immunizations and Medical Home Initiatives
312/733-1026 x207
dorourke@illinoisaap.com

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

Kathy Sanabria, MBA, PMP
Associate Executive Director, Programs
Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
1400 W Hubbard, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: 312/733-1026 ext 208
Fax: 312/733-1791
ksanabria@illinoisaap.com