Support for MHLN Community Teams
The purpose of this section is to support the activities of the county-based, interdisciplinary Medical Home Leadership Network (MHLN) teams in Washington State. Other groups working to improve family-centered, coordinated care for children and youth with special health care needs may also find the information in this section useful.
MHLN teams identify and carry out at least one strategy to strengthen medical homes for children with special health care needs in their community. Activities often include outreach to other health care and service providers to increase awareness of community resources as well as other strategies that support medical homes. Many teams, as a team or in their other roles, write grants for additional funding to support local activities.
What You Will Find in the Leadership Network Section
Medical Home Leadership Network
Information about the Medical Home Leadership Network and project
Teams by County
Counties with teams and contact information for members
Brief information about the activities of each county team. Teams are invited to post additional information or links to other medical home-related activities in their community.
Autism Systems Work
Child Health Notes
Brief newsletters on tools and resources for primary care office practice, screening and anticipatory care guidance, early identification and diagnosis of special health conditions. Counties -- often the local health department-- can individualize the Notes with contact information for local support services such as the public health CSHCN Coordinator.
Medical home project newsletters.
Tips on successful strategies to reach local provider and other audiences.
State and national presentations on medical homes, including screening and identification of children with special health care needs. Also information about medical home videos.
Medical home-related brochures.
Template for MHLN team workplans and the paperwork to receive the annual team honorarium. Prior to each conference, logistical information about the event is posted.
Conferences and Events
Listing of medical home conferences sponsored by the Medical Home Leadership Network.
Who is offering grants relevant to medical homes and tips on how to develop and write a successful grant.
Links to data that can be helpful for presentations, grant writing, program development. The focus of the data is on children with special needs in Washington and the US as well as all children in Washington State and individual counties.
We will continue to refine and develop these pages -- please let us know how we can make them more useful to you at firstname.lastname@example.org.