The concept of medical home was first introduced in 1967 by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a model specifically designed for children and youth with special healthcare needs (CYSHCN). Though conversations around medical home have drifted toward a focus on adults with chronic conditions, the CYSHCN population could benefit most from this model.
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While SBHCs are generally well-aligned with PCPCH standards, with a shared mission to integrate primary care in a way that is truly patient-centered and personal, the role of the SBHC still needs clarification to maximize care delivery and coordination.