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Healthcare Homes

This list of resources focuses on Healthcare Home development, operation, and fidelity.

 

Annapolis Coalition in the Behavioral Health Workforce

The Annapolis Coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the recruitment, retention, training and performance of the prevention and treatment workforce in the mental health and addictions sectors of the behavioral health field.
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Alliance of Community Health Plans

ACHP is a national leadership organization that brings together innovative health plans and provider groups delivering affordable, high-quality coverage and care in their communities. Patient care coordination, patient-centered medical homes, accountable health care delivery, information technology use, and other innovations that aim to improve affordability and the quality of care that patients receive are defining characteristics of member organizations.
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American Academy of Family Physicians: PCMH

The AAFP is one of the nation's largest medical organizations whose mission is to preserve and promote the science and art of Family Medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages. AAFP is actively engaged in providing physician practices access to resources, training, and tools that will facilitate implementing an integrated PCMH.
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American College of Physicians: PCMH

ACP is the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States; ACP physicians specialize in the prevention, detection and treatment of illnesses in adults. ACP promotes the PCMH model and has gathered a comprehensive collection of information, resources and demonstration projects to assist physicians in planning for a complete Patient-Centered Medical Home.
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Carter Center

The Carter Center is a non-profit organization whose broad mission is to advance peace and health worldwide. In response to increasing evidence that most people with depression and substance abuse disorders do not seek specialized care, the Center's Primary Care Initiative works with national experts to identify concrete action steps and deliverables to improve mental health care access and quality in the primary care setting.
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Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

CHCS is a non-profit health policy resource center that works with state and federal agencies, health plans, providers, and consumer groups to develop innovative programs that better serve people with complex and high-cost health care needs. Issues related to Medical Homes are among the Center's research areas and are available for download at the center's website.
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Center for Medical Home Improvement

CMHI's mission is to promote high quality primary care in the medical home and secure health policy changes critical to the future of primary care. CMHI builds and spreads awareness of the medical home model of primary care; develops supports for primary care practices to improve their "medical homeness"; uses tools and guidance to coach and provide technical assistance for individual practices to entire networks; and seek to align state and national efforts towards a comprehensive investment in the future of primary care.
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Commonwealth Fund

The Commonwealth Fund seeks to promote a high performing health care system, particularly for society's most vulnerable. The Fund supports independent research on health care issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy.
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Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States

CHAMPS is a non-profit membership association of community, migrant and homeless health centers in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. CHAMPS was founded in 1985 to unite Region VIII health centers in an advocacy and mutual support network. CHAMPS has assembled an informative web resources section on PCMHs.
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Clinical Trials for Medical Homes

The National Institutes of Health is currently accepting participants in "The Medical Home Study." The Study employs validated instruments to assess the impact of integrated community care on quality and outcomes of cardiometabolic and general medical care. A budget impact analysis will be used to assess the program's financial and organizational sustainability. When this study is completed, it will provide a model for CMHCs to provide a medical home for the populations they serve.
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The Joint Commission

An independent, non-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. The Joint Commission also serves as a leading national authority on standards and outcome measurements.
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Health Issues Centre

Australia's Health Issues Centre is an independent, non-profit organization that began in 1985 to promote equity and consumer perspectives in the Australian health system. Our mission is to improve the health outcomes for Australians, especially those who are disadvantaged. The Center works with a wide range of consumers, health providers, researchers, governments and other health organizations.
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The IHI Triple AIM

The Institute for Health Improvement's Triple AIM program offers examples of successful model home programs including Bellin Health, WI., Genesys Health System, Flint, MI., HealthPartners, MN., QuadMed, WI., and Queens Health Network, New York City. (Copies of these briefs and case studies can be accessed in the Literature Section of the IBHI website.)
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Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care

IPFCC is a non-profit organization that seeks to advance the understanding and practice of patient- and family-centered care. The IPFCC websites offers "Profiles of Change," brief case studies of more than 15 PCMH model implementers.
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International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership

IIMHL is a "virtual" agency that works to improve mental health services by supporting innovative leadership processes. Historically across many countries there has been little investment in understanding how provider organizations can develop effective leaders. Such leadership includes the ability to locate, understand and adapt benchmarked excellent organizational practices and develop robust organizational and managerial skills.
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King's Fund (England)

The King's Fund seeks to understand how the health system in England can be improved. Using that insight, the Fund works with individuals and organizations to shape policy, transform services and bring about behavior change.
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Milbank Memorial Fund

The Milbank Memorial Fund is an endowed operating foundation that works to improve health by helping decision makers in the public and private sectors acquire and use the best available evidence to inform policy for health care and population health. The Fund has engaged in nonpartisan analysis, study, research, and communication on significant issues in health policy since its inception in 1905.
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Medical Home Portal

The Medical Home Portal aims to provide ready access to reliable and useful information for professionals and families to help them care and advocate for children with special health care needs (CSHCN), as partners in the Medical Home model. The long-range goal is to improve outcomes for CSHCN and their families by enhancing the availability and quality of healthcare, related services, and coordination of care.
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National Association of Community Health Centers

The National Association of Community Health Centers was formed by and for community-based health center programs. NACHC programs and services are designed to assist health centers in navigating today's complex and constantly changing health care environment.
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National Center for Medical Home Implementation

NCMHI is a cooperative agreement between the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The mission of the NCMHI is to work in cooperation with federal agencies, particularly the MCHB, and other partners and stakeholders to ensure that all children and youth, including children with special needs, have access to a medical home.
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National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare is an alliance of nearly 2000 behavioral health organizations in the United States. The Council advocates for public policies in mental and behavioral health as well as offers education and practice improvement resources.
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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research 

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute conducts research on the best available evidence to help patients and their health care providers make more informed decisions. PCORI's research is intended to give patients a better understanding of the prevention, treatment and care options available, and the science that supports those options. 
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Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative 

The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative is a coalition with more than 900 members comprising major employers, consumer groups, patient quality organizations, health plans, labor unions, hospitals, clinicians and many others who have joined together to develop and advance the PCMH. 
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Robert Graham Center Medical Home Resources

"Ensuring access to a modern, Medical Home: The role for a primary care extension program in health reform" introduces the Graham Center's medical home resources page, which offers access to literature on the topic.
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SAMHSA for Medical Homes

SAMHSA has taken a primary role in the promotion and adoption of primary and behavioral health care integration nationwide through a variety of initiatives, including provisions that allow States to establish health homes through their Medicaid program, the establishment and awarding of primary and behavioral health care integration grants nationwide, and the establishment of the SAMHSA - HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions.
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SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions: Integrated Care Models

CIHS has compiled a wealth of evidence, examples, and models that support and illustrate primary and behavioral healthcare integration as a means for delivering quality care and improving overall health outcomes. CIHS promotes the best information, tools, and models for provider organizations to draw upon as they design and implement integrated service in their practices and communities.
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SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions: Person-Centered Healthcare Homes 

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions offers access to downloadable reports on federal and state PCMH policies and to the most recent reports and webinars on the PCMH model. 
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TransformMed: Transforming Medical Practices 

TransforMED is a subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and serves as the hub of a community of patient-centered primary care providers through the National Demonstration Project. The organization provides hands-on Medical Home Facilitation, retreats, and tailored training that help primary practices measurably improve in three critical areas: patient care, financial sustainability, and the well-being and satisfaction of the physician and staff. 
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Triple AIM 

The Institute for Health Improvement designed a medical system model known as the "Triple Aim" that is in practice both in the United States and internationally The program's three core tenets are to: Improve the health of the population; enhance the patient experience of care; and reduce, or at least control, the per capita cost of care. 
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