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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions: Integrated
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
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.
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.
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.