Wisconsin Medical Home Initiative

The Wisconsin Medical Home Initiative promotes the concepts of medical home with primary care clinicians, families, and community resource professionals throughout Wisconsin. Training, technical assistance and resources are provided to support medical home implementation for all children especially those with special health care needs. Wisconsin Medical Home is an initiative of Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin. Funding is provided through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ Title V Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program and Maternal Child Health Program located in the Division of Public Health.

What is a Medical Home?

A medical home is a trusting partnership between you, your child, and your pediatric primary health care team. A medical home means that your health care team:

  • Knows your child's health history
  • Listens to your concerns and needs (as well as your child's)
  • Treats your child with compassion
  • Has an understanding of their strengths
  • Develops a care plan with you and your child when needed
  • Respects and honors your culture and traditions

Your health care team can help you and your child access and coordinate specialty care, other health care and educational services, in and out of home care, family support, and other public/private community services that are important to the overall well-being of you and your child.

-Based on American Academy of Pediatric's healthchildren.org site (2016)

For more information on the concept of medical home, please visit AAP's National Center for Medical Home Implementation.

What is a Medical Home?

Physicians, parents and regional center staff define medical home and discuss why medical home partnerships are vital in caring for children and youth with special health care needs.

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