Improving outcomes by improving patient care is the foundation of Health Reform. Community Health Centers already embrace many of the principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home.
Link to the Standards and supportive materials. They are free downloads after you create an account. This assures you will be notified when there are changes or updates.
Safety Net Medical Home Initiative (SNMHI)
An excellent resource, this initiative is supported by Qualis, MacColl Institute and RWJ, among others, and is dedicated to system change in safety net clinics, like CHCs. They are also dedicated to learning and sharing their work with the whole safety net system.
- NEW Introductory materials describe how and where to begin PCMH transformation.
- NEW Executive Summaries provide a concise description of each Change Concept, its role in PCMH transformation, and key implementation activities and actions.
- Implementation Guides, which provide an introduction to the Change Concept, implementation strategies and tools, and case studies, were updated and expanded. New additions include: the role of health information technology (HIT), case studies, and additional resources.
- NEW 23 tools that can be used to test or apply the key changes. Tools include an interactive Do-it-Yourself Run Chart, Determining the Right Panel Size Worksheet, and a Secret Shopper Exercise to test the ease of scheduling an appointment from the patient’s perspective.
- A revised interactive PCMH-A (Version 3.1).
- Change Concepts for Practice Transformation and 2011 NCQA PCMH™ Recognition Standards: A Crosswalk.
- NEW downloadable registry of tools and resources, which includes all resources and tools hosted on the site and those hyperlinked within documents on the site.
- SNMHI Project Summary: July 2013, which provides a snapshot of the SNMHI achievements, provides more information about the SNMHI library, and describes what comes next.
Wisconsin Academy of Family Practice (WAFP)
WAFP has agreed to partner with WPHCA and Wisconsin Health Centers in supporting you as you make the system changes to become PCMH recognized. They have webinars and tools available on their site. Don’t miss the videos explaining PCMH from the patient and provider viewpoint.
A picture of the model used by NCQA to transform care, plus much more.
Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC):
This organization has many resources and tools, and a mailing list available free on their Website. They are experienced in working with Community Health Centers. See especially their "How-To Manual.” Peter Cucciara from PCDC spoke at WPHCA's 2011 Annual Conference and shared a readiness assessment.
Here is a link to PCPCC/Emmi video on PCMH in Spanish and English that many feel is an excellent description of PCMH.
Visit the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative for resources, mailing list, webcasts on a variety of topics.
Robert Wood Johnson’s work with PCMH: This is good background information with links to other sites.
Download these documents to guide your Health Center's travel down the path to the Patient-Centered Medical Home.
NCQA PCMH 2011 Meaningful Use Crosswalk (55.26 kB)
PCMH Core Values in Care Coordination (3.65 MB)