The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) has been proposed as a model for achieving the kind of responsive, effective health care that is urgently needed.

Evidence shows many benefits to establishing a strong, primary care-based health system, including better health outcomes at lower cost. Health systems across the country have sought the benefits, and recognition, that a PCMH can garner.

MacColl’s work has guided practices through the transformation necessary to become a PCMH.

Our interest in transformation began with teaching the elements of the Chronic Care Model. Our commitment to transformation continues now via several initiatives involving the concepts of the patient-centered medical home. MacColl has developed a PCMH change concept model, the PCMH-A, an assessment tool, and other materials in use by clinicians throughout the country.

Related Resources

The Practice Perspective on Transformation: Experience and Learning from the Frontlines

This brief report offers impressions from leaders in two primary care practices that participated in the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, contextualizing the experience of practice transformation from the perspective of the medical practice and providing insight on approaches that may support success.  One of the papers included in the November 2014 Medical Care Supplement about the SNMHI.

Associations Between Medical Home Characteristics and Support for Patient Activation in the Safety Net: Understanding Differences by Race, Ethnicity, and Health Status

This paper assesss the association between SNMHI clinic PCMH characteristics and patient perception of clinic support for patient activation, and whether that association varies by patients' self-reported race/ethnicity or health status.  One of the papers about our Safety Net Medical Home Initiative included in the November 2014 Med

Development of a Facilitation Curriculum to Support Primary Care Transformation: The “Coach Medical Home” Curriculum

This paper describes Coach Medical Home, a publicly available web-based curriculum that provides tools, resources, and guidance for practice transformation support programs, including practice facilitators and learning community organizers.  One of the eight SNMHI papers included in the November 2014 Medical Care Supplement.

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