Medical Home Resources Available

Several years ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources began promoting the concept that every child in America should have a medical home. The AAP defines a medical home as the following [PDF]:

A medical home is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care that facilitates partnership between patients, physicians, and families. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)believes that every child deserves a medical home, where care is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, patient- and family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective. Over the past year the AAP has been at the forefront of numerous initiatives to promote the adoption and spread of the patient- and family-centered medical home.


Early Intervention: Building a Strong Foundation for Positive Infant Mental Health

 (IMH) and healthy social emotional development is the foundation for early brain development, which is everything from how relationships are formed, how children regulate their emotion and handle conflict, to how children learn.    is the developing capacity of the child from birth to experience, regulate, express emotions and form close and secure interpersonal relationships.  ( and Early Care and Education Providers- The Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning).