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Practice Strategies to Implement Youth and Family-Centered Care

​​​​​​​​​​P​ediatric practices across the country have implemented different strategies to increase the quality of youth- and family-centered care that is being provided. Below are several specific strategies with related resources:
  • Implement Team Huddles to conduct advanced planning for patient visits, and outline any special needs that patients and families may have.


Team Huddle "How to" Video (National Center for Medical Home Implementation): (8:28)

  • Formally engage family advisors in your practice's quality improvement team, to assist with care coordination, or to provide peer support to other families.


​Family Engagement Quality Improvement Implementation Guide​, National Center for Medical home Implementation.​​

General Resources

The AAP National Center for Medical Home Implementation developed a monograph entitled, "Positioning the Patient and Family at the Center". This document profiles 17 practices across the US that are implementing "best practices" around family centered care.

The Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) Support & Alignment Network has designed a toolkit entitled, "6 Steps to Creating a Culture of Person and Family Engagement". In addition, they have a resource library of tools and resources to help practices integrate patient partners into clinical transformation and quality improvement efforts. Additional information can be found here

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