Health Care Homes (aka Medical Homes)



A "health care home," also called a "medical home," is an approach to primary care in which primary care providers, families and patients work in partnership to improve health outcomes and quality of life for individuals with chronic health conditions and disabilities.

The development of health care homes in Minnesota is part of the ground-breaking health reform legislation passed in May 2008. The legislation includes payment to primary care providers for partnering with patients and families to provide coordination of care.

What's new?


  • Registration is now CLOSED for 2014 Fall Learning Day.

    Registration is now closed for the “Health Care Homes at Year Five: Emerging Voices from the Future” Fall Learning Day on October 2, 2014 in St. Paul.  

    Sessions are now full. Learning Day session handouts are available and can be found on the Learning Day page.

  • Newly Certified Health Care Homes

    The Minnesota Department of Health announces the following new certified health care homes

    Sanford Clinic Boyden
    Sanford Clinic George
    Sanford Clinic Hartley
    Sanford Clinic Rock Rapids
    Sanford Clinic Sanborn
    Sanford Clinic Sheldon

    We now have certified a total of 352 clinics.

    Interactive map of all certified health care homes.

  • Care Coordination Toolkit:

    As a part of Minnesota's Medicare Multi-payer Advanced Primary Care Practice (MAPCP) Demonstration Project, a toolkit has been developed to assist health care homes and primary care clinics in serving the complex population of seniors and persons with disabilities. For more information, please visit the Care Coordination Toolkit webpage

  • Introduction to Health Care Homes Webinar Series

    The Health Care Homes Learning Collaborative is hosting a webinar series designed to increase knowledge of standards and help equip clinics to transform their practice into patient-centered medical homes. For more information please visit the Introduction to Health Care Homes webpage.
Updated Friday, September 26, 2014 at 12:01PM