Resources & Publications


Medical Home & Patient-Centered Care Map
The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has been tracking state advancements in medical homes for Medicaid and CHIP participants since 2007. NASHP has compiled the information into an interactive map in which you can learn about a state's efforts with a simple click. As of January 2012, 41 states have adopted policies and programs to advance medical homes.

Safety Net Medical Home Initiative
The Commonwealth Fund, Qualis Health, and the MacColl Center for Healthcare Innovation are supporting a five-year initiative to help 65 primary care safety net sites in five states - Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Pennsylvania - to develop and demonstrate a replicable and sustainable implantation model for medical home transformation. The initiative began in 2008 and has published a library of resources, such as implementation guides and assessment tools, to help other practices to make the transition to patient-centered medical homes.



Accountable Care Organizations:

Four Healthcare Organizations’ Efforts to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs
The Commonwealth Fund (January 13, 2012)

What are Accountable Care Organizations and How Could They Improve Healthcare Quality?
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (December 2011)

Care Teams:

Supporting Primary Care through Networks, and Teams, and Pods
National Academy for State Health Policy - State Reforum (February 2012)

Strategies for States to Encourage and Fund Community Care Teams
National Governors Association (January 2012)

Fast Facts on Primary Care Practice Support Systems in Select States
National Academy for State Health Policy - State Reforum (2012)

Community Health Workers Can Be a Public Health Force for Change in the United States: Three Actions for a New Paradigm
American Journal of Public Health (December 2011)

Developing Federally Qualified Health Centers into Community Networks to Improve State Primary Care Delivery Systems
The Commonwealth Fund & National Academy for State Health Policy (May 2011)

Patient-Centered Medical Homes:

Toolkit for Replicating Community Care of North Carolina Model
Community Care of North Carolina & The Commonwealth Fund
(Toolkit Summary – Provided by Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America)

Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
American Academy of Family Physicians

Patient-Centered Medical Home
Improving Chronic Illness Care

Will the Patient-Centered Medical Home Transform the Delivery of Health Care?
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Urban Institute (August 2011)

The Role of Federally Qualified Health Centers in State-led Medical Home Collaboratives
National Academy for State Health Policy (June 2009)

Joint Principles of the Patient Centered Medical Home
Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (February 2007)

Core Value, Community Connections: Care Coordination in the Medical Home
Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (June 2011)                                                                             

Delivery System Design & Formation:

Implementing Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilot Projects: Lessons from AF4Q Communities
Aligning Forces for Quality, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Research Insights: Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations: If We Build It, Will They Come?
Academy Health (November 2009)

Webinar on ACO Formation
The Commonwealth Fund (January 2012)

Improving Care & Reducing Costs:

Reducing Care Fragmentation: A Toolkit For Coordinating Care
Improving Chronic Illness Care

Care Coordination and Linkages to Services
National Academy for State Health Policy

Health Policy Brief: Will This New Approach to Healthcare Delivery Live Up to the Dual Promises of Reducing Costs and Improving Care?
Health Affairs (January 2012)

Model Programs that Improve Quality and Health Outcomes While Lowering Costs
Partnership To Fight Chronic Disease (January 2012)

Medicaid in a New Era: Proven Solutions to Enhance Quality and Reduce Costs
Partnership To Fight Chronic Disease (2011)
(Brochure Version)

The Role of Community Care in Improving the Quality of Care
North Carolina Medical Journal (May/June 2009)

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