The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) want children, youth, and families across the country to know that EVERY child and youth deserves a MEDICAL HOME.


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 pediatrician:

  • 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 pediatrician 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 the American Academy of Pediatric's site (2016)

The brochure What is a Medical Home? describes family responsibilities, health care team responsibilities, and resources for parents in Wisconsin. The brochure is also available in Spanish.



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