The FXB Center and the University of California, San Francisco, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Center for Excellence in Primary Care (UCSF/CEPC) collaborated in 2011-2014 to form the HIV Medical Homes Resource Center (HIV-MHRC), a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) funded national training and technical assistance cooperative agreement. Building upon existing strengths of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grantees the HIV-MHRC provided an important resource to strengthen primary care for People Living with HIV/AIDS and to improve health care access and outcomes for a population of adults and children at significant risk for health disparities.
The overarching goal of the HIV-MHRC was to provide training, technical assistance and resources that support Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grantees in understanding, developing and successfully applying to become recognized Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH). The HIV-MHRC provided support to Ryan White grantees and service providers to:
A Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) provides comprehensive care and assumes accountability for managing a patient’s physical and mental healthcare needs, including prevention, wellness, acute and chronic care. Care is coordinated across all elements of the healthcare system through effective communication at each juncture. Enhanced access to care is promoted through shorter waiting times for care needs, expanded office hours, around the clock telephone and electronic access and is committed to quality and safety. Specific characteristics of the PCMH are team based care led by a personal physician or other eligible clinician, physician/clinician directed practice, whole person orientation through the provision of primary health care, integrated/coordinated care, quality and safety, enhanced patient access, and payment to reflect the added value to patients.
Skills gained as a Ryan White grantee can support PCMH recognition, e.g. developing and implementing a quality management plan, using evidence-based practice, and care teams. Additionally becoming a PCMH:
For more information contact:
Macsu Hill, MPH, CHES
Program Development Specialist
François-Xavier Bagnoud Center