The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative


The Commonwealth Fund recently launched a five-year national initiative to help primary care safety-net clinics become high-performing patient-centered medical homes. The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, which is cofunded by eight local foundations and led by Qualis Health and the MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation, aims to develop a replicable and sustainable implementation model for medical home transformation.

The cofunding foundations for the initiative are: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation; Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health; The Boston Foundation; Colorado Health Foundation; Jewish Healthcare Foundation in Pittsburgh; Northwest Health Foundation in Portland, Oregon; and Partners HealthCare in Boston.

A new newsletter, The Medical Home Digest, reports on the activities of this five-state, 68-clinic demonstration project. To download the issue and learn more about the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, go to:

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