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The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care for children, adolescents, and adults. The PCMH is a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between patients and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient's family. Through the medical home model, practices seek to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of the care they deliver, and to ensure that the activities within the practice are focused on meeting patient needs first. The PCMH model seeks to foster a relationship of trust between the care team and the patient, and to actively engage patients as partners in their health care.

American Academy of Family Physicians Resources

Nebraska Resources

Family Medicine for America's Health & Health is Primary

  • Family Medicine for America’s Health is a new collaboration between the eight leading family medicine organizations in the United States to drive continued improvement of the U.S. health care system and demonstrate the value of true primary care.

  • Health Is Primary is a three-year communications campaign to advocate for the values of family medicine, demonstrate the benefits of primary care, and engage patients in our health care system.

Other Resources

  • The CPC initiative is a four-year, multi-payer initiative designed to test practice redesign models and a supportive multi-payer payment model.

  • The Delta-Exchange online network is dedicated to physicians, clinical staff, office staff, and primary care-focused residency programs committed to the PCMH.

  • NCQA PCMH Recognition is one of the most widely-used ways to transform primary care practices into medical homes.

  • The PCPCC is dedicated to advancing an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the PCMH.