Pediatric Healthcare/Medical Home Resources

The pediatric healthcare/medical home is a model of care that promotes holistic care of children and their families where each patient/family has an ongoing relationship with a healthcare professional.  NAPNAP believes that Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) have the education, knowledge, and skills to successfully lead, coordinate, and manage care within pediatric healthcare/medical homes for children and their families, and is happy to provide the resources below to its members and other qualified healthcare providers. 

Position Statements and Other Documents

Click here to read NAPNAP’s Position Statement on Pediatric Healthcare/Medical Home: Key Issues on Delivery, Reimbursement, and Leadership.


NAPNAP participated on an NP Roundtable in June 2008 along with six other nurse practitioner organizations.  Click here to read their joint document, Nurse Practitioners: Medical Home/Coordinated Primary Care Providers


American Academy of Nurse Practitioners' (AANP) The Medical Home: What Is It? How Do Nurse Practitioners Fit In? Click here to read. 


Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy with support from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, created an evidence brief.  Click to read the 2 page summary: Medical Home for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs – A Review of the Evidence 

Strengthening Health Care for Children: Primary Care and the Medical Home examines the role of employers, as purchasers of health benefits, in making changes that will improve the quality of children's health care and expand access to it. The issue brief, published by the National Business Group on Health's Center for Prevention and Health Services with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau, encourages employers to work to ensure that all children have a usual source of continuous and comprehensive care. The brief is available at

Web Resources


AHRQ Launches New Patient Centered Medical Home Web Site

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recognizes that revitalizing the Nation’s primary care system is foundational to achieving high-quality, accessible, efficient health care for all Americans. The primary care medical home, also referred to as the patient centered medical home (PCMH), advanced primary care, and the healthcare home, is a promising model for transforming the organization and delivery of primary care.  This Web site provides policymakers and researchers with access to evidence-based resources about the medical home and its potential to transform primary care and improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of U.S. health care.  To learn more, go to

American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for Children with Special Needs -


Medical Home Plus - Resources, Outreach and Community Based Support -




Medical Home: Nurse Practitioners' Role in Health Care Delivery to Vulnerable Populations
Karen G. Duderstadt
Journal of Pediatric Health Care
November 2008 (Vol. 22, Issue 6, Pages 390-393)


Presence and Characteristics of Medical Home and Health Services Utilization Among Children With Asthma


Gail M. Kieckhefer, April A. Greek, Jutta M. Joesch, Hyoshin Kim, Nazli Baydar
Journal of Pediatric Health Care
September 2005 (Vol. 19, Issue 5, Pages 285-292)  


Initial Lessons From the First National Demonstration Project on Practice Transformation to a Patient-Centered Medical Home
Paul A. Nutting, MD, MSPH, William L. Miller, MD, MA, Benjamin F. Crabtree, PhD, Carlos Roberto Jaen, MD, PhD, Elizabeth E. Stewart, PhD and Kurt C. Stange, MD, PhD
Annals of Family Medicine 7:254-260 (2009)


Medical Home Implementation Teleconference Series

Medical Home Implementation Teleconference Series

(Posted 5/1/09)  The American Academy of Pediatrics hosted a free teleconference series to provide child health professionals with practical strategies for implementing medical home in practice. These informative calls were led by nationally recognized experts with the goal of educating participants about the value of the family-centered primary care medical home for all children and youth, the availability of practical tools and resources, and provided strategies for improving care and increasing patient/family satisfaction. 


Presentations and podcasts are now available online for the first call (held on March 3rd) at and the second call (held on March 25th) at Descriptions of the calls are listed below:


Call #1: Implementing Medical Home for all Children and Youth
Featured Speakers:  
Vera Fan Tait, MD, FAAP; Associate Executive Director, American Academy of Pediatrics

Jeanne McAllister, BSN, MS, MHA; Director, Center for Medical Home Improvement (CMHI); Crotched Mountain Foundation, New Hampshire; AAP Medical Home Implementation Toolkit, Lead Consultant


By the end of this event, participants will be able to:

- Learn about essential tools to have in your practice that provide successful Medical Home for all children and youth;

-  Understand how those tools can help your practice pass Level 1 of the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) standards


Call #2: Improving Communication and Co-management Between Specialty Providers and the Medical Home

Featured Speakers:  
Chris Stille, MD, MPH, FAAP; Co-Principal Investigator with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Shriners Hospitals for Children Project; Assoc Professor, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA
Jennifer Lail, MD, FAAP; Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, PA, Chapel Hill, NC
Donald Lighter, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACHE; Vice President for Quality at WellCare, Inc


By the end of this event, participants will be able to:

- Discuss the importance of primary and specialty care collaboration in the provision of comprehensive, family-centered care provided in the medical home.
- Describe the benefits of enhancing communication in the continuity between health systems.
- Identify 3 practical approaches to enhance communication and co-management and their potential applications for improved chronic condition management in their practice.


For additional information about the teleconference series, please visit: