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Brown, C. M., Perkins, J., Blust, A., & Kahn, R. (2015). A neighborhood-based approach to population health in the pediatric medical home. Journal of Community Health, 40(1), 1–11. Access Abstract

NPM: 11: Medical Home
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): PROVIDER/PRACTICE, Patient-Centered Medical Home, CAREGIVER, Home Visit (caregiver), PATIENT/CONSUMER, Home Visits, Outreach (caregiver), Nurse/Nurse Practitioner, Enabling Services
Intervention Description: (1) To improve connections to the medical home for infants from one low-income neighborhood (2) To increase the number of families enrolled in a local home visiting program, and (3) To improve communication between medical staff and home visitors.
Conclusion: Neighborhood-based newborn registries, proactive nursing outreach, and collaboration with a home visiting agency aligned multiple clinics in a low-income neighborhood to improve access to health-promoting services.
Study Design: Quasi-experimental: Nonequivalent control group
Setting: Primary care clinics and a home visiting program in a neighborhood defined by two zip codes
Target Audience: All children born in the intervention and comparison neighborhoods
Data Source: Data from the local children’s hospital’s Emergency Department was used to identify the most common primary medical providers for children from the study zip codes • Newborn registry data (maintained manually with a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet) • Electronic health record data (with an automated newborn registry) • Manual chart review • Automated report of appointment data • Outcome measures using clinic data • Process measures using clinic and home visiting agency data
Sample Size: n=237 (cumulative number of babies on a registry); n=30 (cumulative number of families enrolled in home visiting)
Age Range: Not specified

Tataw, D. B., Bazargan-Hejazi, S., & James, F. (2011). Health services utilization, satisfaction, and attachment to a regular source of care among participants in an urban health provider alliance. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 34(1), 109–141. Access Abstract

NPM: 11: Medical Home
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): PARENT/FAMILY, Notification/Information Materials (Online Resources, Information Guide), PROVIDER/PRACTICE, Patient-Centered Medical Home, Educational Material (Provider), Continuity of Care (Caseload), CAREGIVER, Education/Training (caregiver), Educational Material (caregiver), PATIENT/CONSUMER, Referrals, Other Education
Intervention Description: This study examines the effect of a provider alliance on service utilization, satisfaction , self efficacy, and attachment to a regular source of care for participating low income urban children and their families.
Conclusion: Parents were slightly more satisfied with services received from a Physician Assistant in comparison with the physician sub- specialists in cardiology and nephrology clinics.
Study Design: Prospective quasiexperimental; Survey
Setting: South Central Los Angeles primary and specialty care clinics
Target Audience: Children between the ages of 0-18 (“or are adolescents”) who reside within the geographic area of South Los Angeles
Data Source: A 30 item parent survey to assess parents’ perceived difficulty in accessing services and their satisfaction with the services received • Patient database was used to collect service utilization and financial data from operational and administrative tracking instruments and reports at both the primary and specialty care sites
Sample Size: Estimated 727,000 children in the service area; n=11,533 children reach during outreach events; n=80,000 (10% of children in service area) children attached to a medical home; n=8545 children enrolled in available payer sources
Age Range: Not specified


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.