Definition: Estimated percentage of children ages 0-17 who receive coordinated, ongoing, comprehensive care that meets American Academy of Pediatrics medical home standards (e.g., in 2016, 41.7% of California children received care within a medical home).
Data Source: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the National Survey of Children's Health and the American Community Survey (Mar. 2018).
Footnote: Due to changes in survey methodology, these estimates should not be compared with data from earlier years. The American Academy of Pediatrics defines a medical home as a model of delivering primary care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective. For more information, see http://www.medicalhomeinfo.org. Five of the seven components of a medical home are assessed by the National Survey of Children's Health; to qualify as having a medical home, a child's care must meet adequacy criteria for (1) personal doctor or nurse, (2) usual source for care, (3) family-centered care, and, if needed, (4) referrals and/or (5) effective care coordination. U.S. and California data are direct estimates from the National Survey of Children's Health. Data for other areas are based on methods of local area estimation; for more information, see Producing Synthetic Estimates of Children’s Health and Well-Being for Local Areas (May 2015).