"Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community."
-Anthony J. D'Angelo
Partners in Pediatrics along with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Minnesota Department of Health are promoting medical home partnerships between families caring for children with special health care needs and their medical providers. A medical home is not a place, like a clinic or hospital. It is a partnership between a child, the child's family, and the child's primary health care setting. A medical home is a model of delivering primary care that is accessible, comprehensive, family centered, coordinated, compassionate and culturally effective. In a medical home, families and providers work together to find and access the medical and non-medical services the child and family need.
Some of the benefits we hope you and your child will obtain through the Medical Home at Partners in Pediatrics are:
- You regularly see the same primary care provider and office staff who know your child and family.
- Your primary care provider partners with you in coordinating care for your child.
- Your family feels supported in finding resources, for all stages of growth and development of your child.
- Your family is connected to information and family support organizations.
We have gathered some resources, information and links that we feel might be helpful to you.
General Information Medical Home
- What is a Medical Home? The National Center of Medical Home Initiatives
- The Medical Home Learning from Day One
- Introduction to the Medical Home Primary Care Collaborative
- Medical Home position statement Association of American Medical Colleges
- Medical Home tools for families American Academy of Pediatrics
- Medical Home tools for youth American Academy of Pediatrics
- Community and State Resources National Center for Medical Home Implementation
- Surveillance and Screening within the Medical Home American Academy of Pediatrics
- The Medical Home and Early Intervention Program American Academy of Pediatrics
- Medical Home information Medical Home Portal
- Ten steps to a Medical Home American Academy of Family Physicians
- Mental Health support and Information Groups - available at clinic visit
- ARC. Has a schedule of upcoming events, educational and supportive, related to living with disabled children. 952-920-0855
- Cure Our Children Foundation - Links to National and Local organizations providing Sports and Recreational Activities for Children with Physical Disabilities.
- KinderArt - Art activities for all developmental abilities.
- Courage Center - Evaluations, adaptation and activities for people of all ages with disabilities. 763-521-4471
- Special Olympics - Organized sports activities for children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities. 612-333-0999
- Love to Know - Games on the computer to stimulate, relax, teach, or entertain kids with disabilities. (Search for games for learning disabled children)
- Resources available with clinic visit.
Financial and Insurance Information
- Supplemental Security Information (SSI)
- Public Healthcare Assistance References - available with clinic visit
Minnesota Children with Special Needs (MCSHN)
- Resources from the Minnesota Department of Health
- Minnesota Department of Health website and search for MCSHN
- WIC - Women, Infants, and Children Nutritional Program
- Other resources available with clinic or dietitian visit
- Childproofing your home
- Safe Ride for Children with Special Need - available with clinic visit