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The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA-DOH), in collaboration with the state’s Academy of Pediatrics’ Medical Home Initiative (PA-AAP, MHI), is working to increase access to medical homes for children, youth, and young adults, including those with special health care needs.” Medical Homes are comprehensive, team-based care that takes into account the whole person. Input from a broad range of health, behavioral health, dental, and social support providers, as well as families, is needed. Over the past month, PA-DOH and PA-AAP, MHI have conducted stakeholder meetings across Pennsylvania. Now, you are invited to participate in a Stakeholder Input Survey and provide your ideas about strengthening the medical home approach in your community.

For practitioners, providers, and consumers supporting integrated physical health and behavioral health care, this opportunity to share our perspectives and ideas should not be missed. Also, please feel free to share this survey information with colleagues in health care, mental health, education, children and youth services, and families in your community.

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The Pennsylvania Medical Home Initiative (MHI) is seeking input on opportunities and barriers related to medical homes and a medical home approach for children, youth, and young adults, including those with mental health, developmental and other special health care needs. Please note the dates and locations in each region and plan to attend. The agenda for the meeting includes: MHI briefing, identification of local/regional barriers to medical home approach, identification of local/regional opportunities to build upon a medical home approach, discussion of potential strategies and actions, and consensus building around next steps.

Northwest Region on Tuesday, May 9, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
North Central PA Regional Planning and Development Commission
49 Ridgmont Drive
Ridgway, PA 15853

Southwest Region on Wednesday, May 10, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Blair County Convention Center
One Convention Center Drive
Altoona, PA 16602

Southeast Region on Tuesday, May 16, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Berks County Intermediate Unit – #14
1111 Commons Blvd. – PO Box 16050
Reading, PA 19612-6050

Northeast Region on Wednesday, May 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Genetti Hotel & Conference Center
77 East Market Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

All of the facilities have free parking and are fully accessible. Space is limited, so RSVP early. A light lunch is included.

RSVP by calling 717-772-2763 or replying by email to tochristop@pa.gov at least seven days prior to the meeting(s) you are attending. When RSVPing, include:

1)  Your name
2)  Your email address
3)  Organization you represent (if applicable)
4)  Town where organization is located
5)  Meeting location(s) you are attending

Stipends are available for family members/caregivers. Please call Todd Christophel at 717-772-2763 for more information.

**Please forward this invitation to anyone who has a stake in a medical home approach to primary care, including family members/caregivers, family advocates, health insurers, health systems, public health professionals, health care professionals, mental health professionals, oral health professionals and health care educators.**