Status: Getting worse
Most Recent Data:
46.6 percent (2020-21)
48.6 percent of children and adolescents under 18 years received care in a medical home in 2016-17
Increase the proportion of children and adolescents who receive care in a medical home
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the medical home model of care “is a family-centered partnership within a community-based system that provides uninterrupted care with appropriate payment to support and sustain optimal health outcomes.” Many children in the United States don’t get care in a medical home. Evidence shows that children who do are more likely to have preventive health care visits and better health outcomes.
Workgroup: Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Workgroup