Important Links

American Board of Family Medicine: The ABFM site offers information on maintenance of certification, application dates and research.

American Board of Pediatrics: The ABP site includes information about pediatric training, certification and policy. 

Agency for Healthcare Research and QualityThe AHRQ site offers clinical practice guidelines for a number of conditions, information for patients, and information about funding opportunities to study best practices.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement: The IHI site includes information on quality improvement and how to implement it in an office or hospital setting.

Medical Home Portal:  The Medical Home Portal aims to provide ready access to reliable and useful information for professionals and families to help them care and advocate for children with special health care needs (CSHCN), as partners in the Medical Home model.

National Academy for State Health PolicyThe NASHP site includes reports on health policy and how it impacts health care at the state level.

National Academy of MedicineThe NAM site offers evidence-based reports on a variety of health and health-related issues.

National Association for Healthcare QualityThe NAHQ site includes information on quality improvement and on how to become a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.

National Center for Medical Home Implementation: From the American Academy of Pediatrics, the NCMHI site compiles a wealth of information about pediatric medical home implementation, resources, and training, and includes state-specific pages with local resources and projects.

National Committee for Quality AssuranceThe NCQA site includes information on quality improvement with a special focus on managed health care plans.

National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare QualityThe NICHQ site includes information on national programs to implement quality improvement in children’s health care.

National Improvement Partnership Network:  The NIPN site includes information the network of over 15 states that have developed Improvement Partnerships to advance quality and transform healthcare for children and their families. An Improvement Partnership is a durable state or regional collaboration of public and private partners that uses the science of quality improvement and a systems approach to change healthcare infrastructure and practice. 

Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative: Developed by a coalition of employers, consumer groups, quality organizations, health plans, clinicians, etc. to support and advance the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care; the PCPCC site provides information and resources about PCMH, with a focus on adult care and reimbursement.