MCHB Webcast on Medical Homes for Children

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
3:00 pmET - 4:00pmET
Location: Webcast

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The value of the medical home has long been demonstrated as a model for managing the health care of children with special health care needs.  As the discussion of the medical home has moved to the national landscape, much of the focus has been on the value of the medical home for adults with chronic conditions.  As the medical home concept continues to be piloted and implemented across various settings, it is important to not lose sight of how children uniquely benefit from this concept.  Other presenter's will share the employer perspective on primary care and the medical home, discuss the importance of medical homes to children in foster care and how the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 can help promote coordination of care and medical home use, and share lessons learned from state-based, multi-stakeholder medical home efforts.


  • Richard C. Antonelli, MD, MS, Medical Director, Children's Hospital Integrated Care Organization (CHICO), Associate/Interim Medical Director, Physicians' Organization, Children's Hospital Boston
  • Eva J. Klain, Esq., Director, Child and Adolescent Health, Center on Children and the Law, American Bar Association
  • Amy E. Reagin, MSPH, MA, Program Analyst, Center for Prevention & Health Services, National Business Group on Health
  • Fan Tait, MD, FAAP, Associate Executive Director/Director, Department of Community and Specialty Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics

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Sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Technical assistance proved by the MCHB contractee: Center for the Advancement of Distance Educatiin (CADE), University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health"