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A Collaborative Partnership: Resources to Help Consumers Thrive in the Medical Home


This guide for health care organizations and stakeholders provides resources to improve consumer participation to help design and inform the needed patient focus of the patient-centered medical home. It includes four core elements:

  1. Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative activities and initiatives supporting consumer engagement
  2. Research and examples surrounding consumer engagement in patient-centered medical home demonstrations
  3. Tools for consumers and other stakeholders to assist with patient-centered medical home education, engagement and partnerships
  4. A catalogue of resources that provides descriptions of and the means to obtain potential resources for consumers, providers, and purchasers seeking to better engage consumers

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Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) Center for Health Benefit Redesign and Implementation

Funding Sources

Health Services and Resources Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau; Family Voices; University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; National Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center

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  • Release Date: 07/2009
  • Original Summary: 03/2010
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Last updated: June 19, 2013.