Tennessee Medical Home

Medical Home is not a house, office, or hospital, but rather an approach to providing comprehensive primary care. In a medical home, a pediatric clinician works in partnership with the family/patient to assure that the medical and non-medical needs of the child/youth are met. Through this partnership, the clinician can help the family/patient access and coordinate specialty care, educational services, out-of-home care, family support, and other public and private community services that are important to the overall health of the child and family. The AAP defines a Medical Home as: "accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective care."

In 2012, in collaboration with the Tennessee Department of Health, Family Health and Wellness Division, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) section and TNAAP initiated the Medical Home Implementation Series. Tennessee received federal funding to improve systems and services integration for children and youth with special health care needs across the state.

As part of this groundbreaking endeavor, TNAAP developed the Tennessee Medical Home website providing curriculum and resources for Care Coordination and guiding practices in implementing Health Transition and Cultural Sensitivity.

This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number D70MC24125, "Integrated Community Systems for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs”. “ This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government".

Much of the work accomplished is hosted here on this site including educational videos on care coordination and transition. We hope you will find these and the other resources useful. For more information contact info@tnaap.org.

Tennessee Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics