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About the Initiative


Patient-Centered Medical Home

The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a model of primary care delivery. In PCMH practices, patients receive well-coordinated services and enhanced access to a care team. Providers practicing in PCMHs use decision support tools, measure their performance, engage patients in their own care and conduct quality improvement activities to address patients' needs. The PCMH Model of Care has the potential to improve clinical quality, improve patient experience and reduce health system costs.


Safety Net Medical Home Initiative Overview

The Commonwealth Fund, Qualis Health and the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation at the Group Health Research Institute supported a five-year initiative to help 65 primary care safety net sites in five states become high-performing patient-centered medical homes. Learn more about the Initiative.

The Initiative developed a framework for PCMH transformation, the "Change Concepts for Practice Transformation," and published a library of resources and tools to help practices understand and implement the PCMH Model of Care. All materials produced by the Initiative are in the public domain. This site provides access to implementation guides, assessment tools, presentations and other materials on the Change Concepts, as well as resources on payment and recognition. Access these tools.

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Kathryn Phillips, MPH
Director, Safety Net Medical Home Initiative
(206) 288-2462
(800) 949-7536 ext. 2462
kathrynp@qualishealth.org