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Riley, M., Laurie, A. R., Plegue, M. A., & Richardson, C. R. (2016). The adolescent “expanded medical home”: School-based health centers partner with a primary clinic to improve population health and mitigate social determinants of health. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 29(3), 339–347. Access Abstract

NPM: 11: Medical Home
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): SCHOOL, School-Based Health Centers, PROVIDER/PRACTICE, Patient-Centered Medical Home, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner, PATIENT/CONSUMER, Referrals, Peer Counselor
Intervention Description: We describe the implementation of an "expanded medical home" partnering a primary care practice (the Ypsilanti Health Center [YHC]) with local school-based health centers (the Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools [RAHS]), and to assess whether this model improves access to and quality of care for shared patients.
Conclusion: Thoughtful and intentional implementation of an expanded medical home partnership between primary care physicians and school-based health centers increases the number of shared high-risk adolescent patients. Shared patients have improved compliance with quality measures, which may lead to long-term improved health equity.
Study Design: Quasi-experimental: Nonequivalent control group; Qualitative
Setting: Michigan primary care and consortium of school-based health centers
Target Audience: Adolescents
Data Source: • Record review of preventive health measures • University of Michigan Health System Quality Management Program quality measures • Qualitative data
Sample Size: n=2200 adolescents; 9338 visits
Age Range: Not specified

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

Jaudes, K. P., Champagne, V., Harden, A., Masterson, J., Bilaver, L. A. (2012). Expanded medical home model works for children in foster care. Child Welfare, 91(1), 9–33. Access Abstract

NPM: 11: Medical Home
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): PROVIDER/PRACTICE, Provider Training/Education, Outreach (Provider), Patient-Centered Medical Home, Expert Support (Provider), STATE, Collaboration with Local Agencies (State), Collaboration with Local Agencies (Health Care Provider/Practice), Continuity of Care (Caseload)
Intervention Description: The Illinois Child Welfare Department implemented a statewide health care system to ensure that children in foster care obtain quality health care by providing each child with a medical home.
Study Design: Observational: Cohort study; Survey
Setting: Illinois statewide health system
Target Audience: Children in foster care between July 2001 and June 2009
Data Source: • Medicaid paid claims data
Sample Size: n=28934
Age Range: Not specified

Petersen, D. J., Bronstein, J., & Pass, M. A. (2002). Assessing the extent of medical home coverage among Medicaid-enrolled children. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 6(1), 59–66. 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, Continuity of Care (Caseload), PATIENT/CONSUMER, Enabling Services
Intervention Description: In light of the transition of the Alabama Medicaid program to a primary care case management model, we assessed the level to which children had access to a medical home before and after implementation of that model.
Conclusion: State Maternal and Child Health programs are required to report as a performance measure “the percent of children with special health care needs in the state who have a medical/health home” as part of their Block Grant application. Using Medicaid data, this simple measurement strategy can provide an indication of the extent to which at least one population of children receive care through a medical home.
Study Design: Quasi-experimental: Pretestposttest
Setting: Alabama Medicaid-financed primary care
Target Audience: Children with Medicaid in 26 counties
Data Source: Medicaid administrative/claims data
Sample Size: n=60752 (enrolled during baseline); n=64789 (enrolled during postimplementation period)
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.