Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Increase the proportion of children and adolescents who receive care in a medical home

Baseline: 48.6 percent of children and adolescents under 18 years received care in a medical home in 2016-17

Target: 53.6 percent

Target Setting Method
Percentage point improvement

Summary

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.