The medical home model is an approach to health care that ensures that all providers of a child’s care operate as a team; that families are critical members of that team; and that all team members understand the importance of quality, coordinated medical, mental and oral health care.
In 2007, the Colorado Generally Assembly recognized a state goal of increasing the number of children who receive care consistent with the Medical Home approach. The Colorado Medical Home Initiative, a joint effort of Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment, Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and community stakeholder advocates is currently working to meet that goal by ensuring that:
• All providers understand the components of the Medical Home approach and implement them in their practices;
• Families understand the components of a Medical Home and advocate for them;
• Provider incentives, resources and needs are effectively aligned to meet state goals;
• Outcomes are evaluated and systems are monitored to assure quality; and
• Research and outcomes
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