Primary Care Resources
Access resources about the health system to assist you with questions you may have about health; includes links to medical organizations and has answers to frequently asked questions about Medicaid, mental and emotional health, obesity, tobacco, and the juvenile justice system.
Tools, articles, brochures, and other resources about primary care for youth, families, and professionals.
- Useful Web Sites
Links to helpful Web sites about the primary care system and Medicaid/SCHIP.
- Frequently Asked Questions
Provides answers to frequently asked questions about Medicaid, youth health, and other questions related to the primary care system.
Includes presentations on primary care and Medicaid/SCHIP.
Addresses the importance of customizing health homes for children with serious behavioral health challenges under the Affordable Care Act, making the case that children with serious and persistent mental illness are a distinct population from adults with similar issues and that adult health home approaches are not likely to be effective for children. This brief describes how intensive care coordination using high fidelity wraparound can be adapted for health homes for children.
Provides seven strategies for enhancing children’s mental health through a population and community-based perspective. Topics covered include strategies such as forming strong relationships with mental health clinicians, addressing stigma within the community, developing an inventory of mental health resources, and developing a community protocol for responding to a psychiatric emergency.
Discusses briefly the historically independent paths of primary care and public health, and how the two sectors need to work together. This report also identifies four degrees of integration that can be used to achieve better health results: mutual awareness, cooperation, collaboration, and partnership.
Provides a map of the United States with information on how the Affordable Care Act is benefitting people in each State, and provides stories from seniors, young adults, those with preexisting conditions, and others who are now receiving better, more affordable care because of health reform.