Medical Home Learning Collaborative

Medical Home Learning Collaborative

The Medical Home Learning Collaborative (MHLC), formerly the Medical Home Workgroup, meets quarterly via conference call for members to share knowledge, implementation strategies, and best practices on the philosophy and effectiveness of medical homes. Providers, youth and young adults, parents, caregivers, as well as representatives from health care plans, hospital and university systems, and local community organizations are invited to participate. Membership is open to the general public. To join or learn more about the learning collaborative, please email CSHCNSDG@dshs.texas.gov

Mission

To enhance the development and promote the principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home model within the state of Texas for all children and youth including those with special health care needs.

Vision

All children and youth in Texas, including children with special health care needs, will have a medical home that provides accessible, family-centered, continuous, comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally sensitive services.

History and Strategic Plan

The Medical Home Work Group (MHWG) was formed in 2003 after participants of an American Academy of Pediatrics conference spearheaded efforts to encourage Texas providers to establish medical homes. The MHWG was formed to share information, facilitate progress, and coordinate efforts to promote person-centered medical homes. The group furthered DSHS’ efforts to advance medical homes for children and youth with special health care needs in the state of Texas. 

Download the Strategic Plan.

FY19 Meetings

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Last updated November 19, 2018