Pediatric Medical Homes are integral to the comprehensive care plans necessary for a child with an FASD. A patient/family-centered medical home facilitates comprehensive and high-quality primary care. A medical home builds partnership with clinical specialists, families, and community resources. The medical home recognizes the family as an essential constant in a child's life and emphasizes partnership between health care professionals and families.
Family Support Through the Pediatric Medical Home
Pediatricians can build a strong therapeutic alliance with families of children with an FASD through a supportive and affirmative family-centered approach. View this video or download a free one-page resource to learn more.
National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home
The National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home has helpful information about the medical home, describing the value and effectiveness of pediatric medical homes for increased positive health outcomes. The resource center offers strategies and tools to develop a medical home. It also includes messaging statements to help communicate information to patients, families, caregivers, and clinicians. Learn more about pediatric medical home management and Patient/Family-Centered Medical Homes.
Bright Futures: Promoting Family Support (login required)
The Pediatrician's Role in Family Support and Family Support Programs (AAP Clinical Report)
American Academy of Pediatrics