American Academy of Pediatrics
Illinois Chapter

Strengthening Coordination by Fortifying the Connection between Home Visiting and the Medical Home

  • 28 Nov 2012
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Informational Teleconference


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Through a provision authorizing the creation of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV), the Affordable Care Act responded to the diverse needs of children and families in communities at risk and provided an unprecedented opportunity for collaboration and partnership at the Federal, State, and community levels to improve health and development outcomes for at-risk children through evidence-based home visiting programs. Illinois is one of the states participating in this effort.

This program is designed to:

(1) strengthen and improve the programs and activities carried out under Title V;

(2) improve coordination of services for at-risk communities; and

(3) identify and provide comprehensive services to improve outcomes for families who reside in at-risk communities.

The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) believes that:
  • Connection with a home visitor gives the physician a view into the family’s home life and can be critical to his or her ability to provide care.
  • The home visitor can share important information with the family to reinforce health care.
This perspective informs how ICAAP is working in partnership with Illinois MIECHV stakeholders.
Illinois MIECHV is reaching out to stakeholders, including service providers and medical homes, within six regions:
  • Macon County
  • Vermilion County
  • Rockford
  • Elgin
  • Cicero
  • Englewood/West Englewood/Greater Grand Crossing
We invite you to be part of this effort. To learn more about how you can be involved, join us for the informational conference call.
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