Examining medical-home measures to expand the quality of care for the general population of children

The Foundation's program, State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE), was designed to support research and evaluation of state health reform initiatives and develop an evidence base for future state and federal reform initiatives.The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is an approach to providing high-quality primary health care, focused on increasing the quality of the interactions between a child's family and usual source of health care and on coordination of care with specialists and others. The goals of the project are to understand and improve the validity of survey measures of PCMH in the general population of children and for tracking progress in expanding the medical home concept to more children over time. The project will examine and evaluate existing and alternative measures of PCMH using household survey data. Deliverables will include presentation at a policy-oriented or research conference, a webinar, a methodological brief, and a manuscript for journal submission. Dissemination will focus on alternative strategies for defining a PCMH and recommendations based on the research findings from this project.

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Grant Details

Amount Awarded $96,823.00

Awarded on: 6/8/2012

Time frame: 7/1/2012 - 9/30/2014

Grant Number: 70167


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Lisa Clemans-Cope
Project Director