The Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) collaborated with multiple partners to expand a small medical home pilot project within a health care system, the Ambulatory and Community Health Network (ACHN) of Cook County. With support from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, ICAAP implemented an intensive quality improvement project at ACHN of Cook County to successfully improve patient- and family- centered care.


Implementation Insights:

  • Build on existing projects rather than creating entirely new initiatives.
  • Foster partnerships with multiple pediatric health stakeholders.
  • Implement a rigorous evaluation methodology to demonstrate impact of work.
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