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Medical Home Workgroup



To enhance the development, and promote the principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home model within the state of Texas for all children and youth including those with special health care needs.



All children and youth in Texas, including children with special health care needs, will have a medical home that provides accessible, family-centered, continuous, comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally competent services.




The Medical Home Work Group (MHWG) was formed in 2003 after participants of an American Academy of Pediatrics conference spearheaded efforts to encourage Texas providers to establish medical homes. The MHWG was formed to share information, facilitate progress, and coordinate efforts to promote person-centered medical homes. The group furthered DSHS’ efforts to advance medical homes for children and youth with special health care needs in the state of Texas.

A strategic plan was developed in 2006 and revised in 2010. In 2014, the MHWG defined its mission and vision, and began work on revamping its strategic plan and adding specific, measurable goals.

The group serves as a forum for members to share goals and objectives, report on their organizations’ progress, and increase knowledge of the philosophy and effectiveness of medical homes. Members of the MHWG include representatives from health and human service agencies, private and group practices, health care plans, hospital and university systems, local community organizations, and parents.

The workgroup includes family members of children with special health care needs, representatives from community organizations, state agencies and family advocacy organizations, community physicians and other health care providers, and other partners.

The workgroup develops and implements a strategic plan to achieve the goal that all children in Texas, including children and youth with special health care needs, will receive their health care in a medical home. A key part of the strategic plan is to increase the number of health care practitioners who provide a medical home.

Meetings in 2014

October 22, 2014

September 30, 2014

Strategic Planning Subgroup

August 19, 2014

Strategic Planning Subgroup

July 23, 2014

June 18, 2014

Strategic Planning Subgroup

April 16, 2014

January 22, 2014

Meetings in 2013

October 23, 2013

January 23, 2013

Meetings in 2012

October 9, 2012

July 10, 2012

April 10, 2012

January 10, 2012

Meetings in 2011

October 11, 2011

July 12, 2011

Agenda and Handouts:

April 11, 2011

January 11, 2011


To find agendas, meeting minutes, and additional handouts from the Medical Home Work Group meetings before calendar year 2011, go to the Medical Home Workgroup Archive.

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Last updated December 18, 2014