Find Out More
We recommend the following websites as sources of valuable information and research within the both the special needs and medical home worlds:
- National Medical Home Initiative
- The American Academy of Pediatrics official site of the medical home iniaitive, this site contains a wealth of knowledge about the medical home model, both on the national and at the state level. It also hosts online tools and resources for families, health care providers, and youth involved in the medical home system. The site also provides updated information and publications on special health care related topics.
- Connecticut Department of Public Health - Medical Home Support Center Page
- This is the official site of the Connecticut Department of Public Health's (DPH) regional medical home support center iniative. The site hosts a large amount of information about what medical home support centers do and offers guides to the services, such as advocacy and respite, that the centers provide children with special health care needs. The DPH also provides the latest news and conference proceedings about the work of Connecticut's medical home support centers. Also included on the site is information on understanding needs assessment and laws such as Title V of the social security act.
- Center for Medical Home Improvement
- Run by the Center for Medical Home Improvement of New Hampshire, this site is devoted to enhancing the medical home model nationwide. Aimed at both caregivers and primary health providers, it proides "tool kits" for measuring the effectivness of medical homes, improving medical homes and preparing for the future.
- Special Needs Family Center
- The Special Needs Family Center of the Southeastern Region of Wisconsin offers an extensive list of internet resources about special needs, including emotional health related websites, health related website, listservs and websites on transition(from adolescence to adulthood). The internet resources section also offers a helpful "Guide to the Internet" that posits useful tips on evaluating the quality of internet sources.
- Parent Support and Resource Networks in Connecticut
- For a list of local parent support and advocacy networks, visit our "Local Resources" page.