Definition: Percentage of children with special health care needs ages 0-17 who receive coordinated, ongoing, comprehensive care that meets the American Academy of Pediatrics 'medical home' standards (e.g., in 2011-2012, 35.7% of California children with special health care needs received care within a medical home).
Data Source: Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health, Advancing data-in-action partnerships for children and children with special health care needs in California counties and cities using synthetic estimation from the 2011/12 National Survey of Children’s Health and 2008-2012 American Community Survey (Jun. 2016).
Footnote: Children with special health care needs are defined as those who have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally. 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 medical home and the presence of a personal doctor or nurse are assessed by the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs. To qualify as having a medical home, a child must have a personal doctor or nurse and meet the criteria for adequate care on every needed component. These data are based on methods of local area synthetic estimation; for more information, please refer to: Advancing Improvements in MCH Outcomes Using Local Area Estimates from the National Survey of Children's Health: An Overview of Methods and Field Applications (Sep. 2016). Some regions listed are Census Designated Places (CDPs), such as East Los Angeles; CDPs are communities within the unincorporated part of a county. N/A means that data is not available.