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Pediatric Practice Enhancement Project (PPEP)

State/Jurisdiction: Rhode Island
Setting: Clinical
Population: CYSHCN,
Topic Area: Service Coordination & Integration,
NPMs: NPM 11: Medical Home

Project no longer implemented in pediatric and primary care practices in format of original model. The overall goal of the Pediatric Practice Enhancement Project is to improve short and long-term health outcomes of children and youth with special health care needs.  The project places and supports trained Parent Consultants in clinical settings to link families with community resources, assist physicians and families in accessing specialty services, and identify systems barriers to coordinated care. The primary role of the Parent Consultant is to create linkages between the family, pediatric practice, and the community as a whole.

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Implementation Handout

Rhode Island Department of Health
Colleen A Polselli
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