Medical Home Project

Medical Home ProjectThe Medical Home Project at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital supports the medical home model of coordinated and family-centered approaches to care with a special focus on promoting developmental and trauma screening of young children and appropriate referrals for families in three counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Mateo. The project includes the following components:

  • Pediatric outreach by the MHP team to primary care practices and clinics, particularly those serving a high volume of children on Medi-Cal. Outreach includes:
    • Training on the Medical Home concept and its importance for children.
    • Training of providers and office staff on referral pathways for children with special health care needs and their families.
    • Distribution of materials designed specifically for providers regarding child-serving systems and resources.
  • Training and technical assistance via monthly contact with more than 100 pediatric primary care sites in Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Mateo counties to promote developmental screening as part of Help Me Grow. Help Me Grow is a national initiative promoting healthy development of young children through developmental/behavioral screening and referrals. MHP collaborates with First 5 Alameda, First 5 Contra Costa, and First 5 San Mateo on this project.
  • Development and distribution of resource and other information for providers and families. The Project identifies critical and/or emergent issues (e.g. new services and resources, policy changes in children’s services, training and education opportunities) and distributes information on these topics through site visits and email newsletters to our pediatric provider network.

For specific information on each of the county-based projects, see the tabs below.