National Partnership for Women & Families

Patient-Centered Medical Home Advocate Toolkit

Tools and Resources

Patient Brochure
A guide for patients and consumers on the medical home and what it means for them.

A Medical Home is About You!
Caring about YOU is the most important job of a medical home. The care in a medical home is personal and the team’s job is to make sure you get the health care you need.

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Consumer Advocates Guides
Tools for advocates to help shape and promote medical home proposals at the local and national level.

Consumer Principles
A broad coalition of more than 25 of the nation's leading consumer, labor and health care advocacy groups developed a set of nine principles to guide the development and implementation of the medical home model of care.

Understanding the Medical Home
A “medical home” is a medical office or clinic where a team of health professionals work together to provide a new, expanded type of care to patients.

Why Consumer Advocates Should Get Involved
The medical home model is gaining momentum nationwide as a way to improve the quality of care and reduce costs by offering more accessible, comprehensive, and coordinated primary care.

How Consumer Advocates Can Get Involved
To effectively advocate for a medical home that is truly patient centered, it is necessary to understand some of the changes that need to happen in the health care system.

Helpful Links

Summary of State Medical Home Programs

Guide to Medical Home Pilot Projects

Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative

The Commonwealth Fund: Patient Centered Care

American College of Physicians

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

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