Successful Model for Rural and Underserved Communities: Health Care Homes
A health care home is an innovative team approach. Providers, families and patients work in partnership to improve the health and quality of life for individuals, especially those with chronic and complex conditions. Health care homes develop proactive approaches through care plans, with patients and families at the center.
Increased care coordination between providers and community resources results in even more continuity of care. Among Minnesota's 134 certified health care homes are:
Health care homes are an important component of Minnesota’s Vision for a Better State of Health:
• The health of the population
• The patient experience of care and
• The affordability of health care by decreasing the per capita cost.