Webinar: How Are Federally Qualified Health Centers Serving as Medical Homes?

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<p>The patient-centered medical home is a new model for improving primary care delivery. But studies show patients in safety-net settings are less likely to report that their health care providers have the characteristics of a medical home.<br><br>Please join us Thursday, December 4, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, for a one-hour webinar that will look at how one segment of the safety net is working to promote medical home practices in primary care. "How Are Federally Qualified Health Centers Serving as Medical Homes?" will be hosted by The Commonwealth Fund's Program on Health Disparities.<br><br>Kaytura L. Felix, M.D., chief medical officer of the Bureau of Primary Health Care at the Health Resources and Services Administration, will define the patient-centered medical home and address what federal regulations and resources support medical home practice in health centers. St. Anthony Amofah, M.D., M.B.A., chief medical officer of Community Health of South Florida, Inc., will discuss implementation of the medical home in clinical settings and the barriers health centers encounter during this process. David M. Stevens, M.D., F.A.A.F.M., director of the Quality Center of the National Association of Community Health Centers, will review the benefits of the medical home model for community health centers and discuss where the medical home fits into broader health reform. Commonwealth Fund Vice President Anne Beal, M.D., M.P.H., will moderate.<br><br>To register for this online event, please go to<br><a href="https://commonwealthfund.webex.com/commonwealthfund/onstage/g.php?d=558…;. There will be an approximately 20-minute question-and-answer session; you will be able to submit questions online.</p>