In June 2013, The Commonwealth Fund’s Safety Net Medical Home Initiative will officially conclude. For the past five years, it has assisted 65 community health centers in becoming patient-centered medical homes for their primarily low-income patients. Recent results from the sites show improvement on all important aspects of medical home transformation. This grant will help fill two information gaps that have come to light: the lack of evidence in the peer-reviewed literature to guide primary care practices, especially within the safety net, in the medical home process, and the need for a resource to help practices integrate behavioral health services with primary care. The journal articles prepared by the Qualis Health team also will be a vehicle for disseminating the resources and lessons generated over the course of the initiative and evaluation.
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Jonathan Sugarman, M.D., M.P.H.