Resource Web Links
This section is designed to help you quickly find helpful, reliable information from leading organizations addressing topics of interest to children and youth with special health care needs, their families, health care providers and others who care for them.
To locate an individual or organization to provide services to your child or patient, please see: Service Provider Directories , Resources by County, or Quick Key Contacts.
Reliable Health Information
Brochure - 'How to Find Reliable Health Information'
My Health Toolkit
Other Medical Home Websites
There are a number of national and state websites with excellent resources and information about medical homes.
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation
The American Academy of Pediatrics
Hub of national medical home activities for children and youth with special needs. Information and tools for health care providers and families. National medical home training curriculum, and links to medical home projects and activities in all state.
The Center for Medical Home Improvement
Hood Center for Children & Families
Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Developers of the Medical Home Index and other medical home quality improvement tools. Parent Partner Guide and more.
Improving Chronic Care
A National Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Theory and practical tools for how to systematically improve care for persons of all ages who have ongoing health or developmental conditions. Based in Seattle at the MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Group Health Cooperative Center for Health Studies.
National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ)
Education and research organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care provided to children. NICHQ's mission is to eliminate the gap between what is and what can be in health care for all children. A national organization with its home office in Boston, NICHQ also has offices in Vermont and Washington State at the University of Washington's Child Health Institute
Utah Collaborative Medical Home Project
Medical Home portal for Utah- detailed diagnosis-specific information, billing/coding tips and more.
Oregon Medical Home Project
Diagnosis-specific care guidelines, Oregon services for special needs, and more. Information for health care providers, families, and educators.
Illinois Division of Specialized Care for Children
Diagnostic-specific care guidelines, brochures for families and providers and more.
Southwest Institute for Children and Families with Special Needs (Arizona)
Medical Home project has articles for parents and forms for health care providers. Main website also has information on adolescent health care transition.
Vermont Child Health Improvement Project (VCHIP)
Model for how quality improvement activities can be used to bring together state partners to improve health care services for children. Based at the Univ. of Vermont, College of Medicine, VCHIP collaborates on many health care quality improvement projects locally and nationally. These include child development, newborn and childhood preventive services, ADHD, asthma, foster care, prenatal care, opiate-exposed newborn care and adolescent health.