Care Coordination at the National Level

Care coordination has been around for decades and is often referred to under many different names. As the benefits from care coordination have been identified, it has gained popularity and is now considered an essential element of a medical home.

National Resource Center for Patient / Family-Centered Medical Home

The National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home provides technical assistance and support to states interested in implementing the patient/family-centered medical home model, ultimately improving the health and well-being of patients they serve, and their families. As a key component to the medical home, the Center has some great resources around care coordination that mirror the goals of the HCC efforts in Kansas.

Center for Medical Homes

The Center for Medical Homes has developed a care coordination fact sheet (PDF). In it, you will find information on characteristics of care coordination, competencies needed to provide care coordination, and a few implementation activities. Visit the Center for Medical Homes site on care coordination. They offer tools and resources for providing care coordination.

National Care Coordination Standards

The National Academy for State Health Policy along with the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health developed a set of standards that support high-quality care coordination practice. Released in 2020, these National Care Coordination Standards for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs include key domains that are important considerations for all care coordination, not only children with special health care needs. This tool kit was developed with these standards.