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Pediatric Practice Enhancement Project

State/Jurisdiction: Rhode Island
Setting: Clinical Community
Population: CYSHCN Families & Caregivers
Topic Area: Economic Security Family & Youth Engagement Care Coordination Workforce Development
NPMs: NPM 11: Medical Home

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. Note: This project is no longer being implemented in pediatric and primary care practices in the same format as the original model.

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Implementation Handout

Rhode Island Department of Health
Colleen Polselli
(401) 222-4615
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