Family Partnership

Learn strategies for promoting family involvement in your practice. Trainings are available for families on how to partner with their child’s physician. Conversations are focused on how families and physicians can share decision-making to promote optimal outcomes for children.

AAP policy statement, Shared Decision-Making and Healthcare Expenditures Among Children with Healthcare Needs (2012)

AAP policy statement, Patient- and Family-Centered Care and the Pediatrician's Role (2012)


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  • What is a Medical Home? Brochure
    To help families and other partners better understand the concept of a medical home, a Wisconsin-specific brochure has been developed. Sections of the brochure include a definition of a medical home, family responsibilities, health care team responsibilities and Wisconsin-specific resources for families of children with special health care needs. The brochure is available in English and Spanish.
    • Organizations may download and customize the brochure by adding their logo and contact information. For instructions on inserting your logo, click here 
    • To order hard copies of the brochure, visit WI DHS’ Publications Library, and enter publication #P-01747
  • Family-Centered Care Assessment Tool
    A tool developed by the Family Voices National Center for Family Professional Partnerships to help providers measure the family-centeredness of health care service.
  • Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care
    The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care provides essential leadership to advance the understanding and practice of patient- and family-centered care in all settings where individuals and families receive health care.
  • National Center for Cultural Competence
    Increase the capacity of health care and mental health care programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems to address growing diversity, persistent disparities, and to promote health and mental health equity.
  • Patient Engagement in Redesigning Care Toolkit
    Intended for use by hospital and clinic directors, managers, clinicians and researchers, this resource contains tools to strengthen the role of patients in teams designing health care delivery and quality improvements.



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