The first stop on your journey is often your primary care physician or pediatrician. You doctor is an integral partner in your care. It can be helpful for children with special healthcare needs to be part of a medical home. What is a medical home? A medical home provides care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, patient- and family-centered, coordinated, compassionate and culturally effective. CLICK here to view a webinar by Delaware Family Voices entitled, "What is a Medical Home."
Check out these website to learn more about medical home and family centered care:
The Delaware Center for Health Innovation is a non-profit organization, working to guide the implementation of Delaware's State Health Care Innovation plan in conjunction with multi-stakeholders who are committed to achieving sustainable health care transformation, resulting in better health outcomes; improved health care quality and enhanced provider experience. Board meetings are monthly and public comments are welcome. For dates and location of meetings contact DCHI.
In this section of the roadmap you will find information about insurance, health care, and mental/behavioral health. In addition, Health Care/Insurance includes community organizations that can help you should a problem arise.
For more information, try searching the Family SHADE database or call Family SHADE at 1-855-755-7423.