Status: Little or no detectable change

Little or no detectable change

Most Recent Data:
47.7 percent (2018-19)

53.6 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

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

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement


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.