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 Closes May 1 for Spring Learning Days Conference, May 12-14, 2015, St. Cloud, MN

    Registration will close on May 1st so be sure you are registered to attend the 2015 Health Care Homes, Minnesota Accountable Health and State Innovation Models (SIM) Spring Learning Days Conference, "Moving Forward Together: Building Healthy Minnesota Communities".

  • Community Health Worker Alliance

    The Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance has launched a new web-based project called Success with CHWs with support from the St. Paul Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Aligning Forces for Quality initiative. With an initial foccus on childhood asthma and adult depression, these practical online tools are designed to help busy providers learn about and integrate proven community health worker strategies in order to improve patient outcomes, help mange costs, and better serve diverse communities.

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    The Alliance is committed to equitable and optimal health outcomes for all communities. Learn more at

  • Webinar - Minnesota's Senior LinkAge Line, Supporting Seniors and Their Caregivers to Age Well and Live Well March 24 Webinar Cancelled check back for reschedule date.

    April 22, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    This workshop will present the Senior LinkAge Line and it's Minnesota's One Stop Shop for Seniors, supporting older adults and their caregivers during care transitions. Legislation passed in 2012 to encourage Health Care Homes to make referrals to Senior LinkAge Line for consumers who are living in their homes but are at risk for nursing home placement. Register to attend the session.

  • Minnesota Community Measurement 2015 Annual Seminar

    MN Community Measurement 2015 Annual Seminar will be held on September 24, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Earle Brown Heritage Center. The seminar will focus on the topics of health care cost, equity and outcomes. To see more details or to register visit MN Community Measurement website.

  • Requests for Proposals for Learning Community Grants

    New opportunities are now available. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is seeking proposals from qualified professionals or organizations to plan, implement, facilitate, and evaluate four Learning Communities visit the Health Reform Minnesota Learning Communities Page.

  • Newly Certified Health Care Homes

    The Minnesota Department of Health announces the following five clinics as newly certified health care homes:

  • CentraCare Health Paynesville - Paynesville
    CentraCare Health Paynesville – Belgrade Clinic
    CentraCare Health Paynesville – Cold Spring Clinic
    CentraCare Health Paynesville - Eden Valley Clinic
    CentraCare Health Paynesville – Richmond Clinic

We now have certified a total of 379 clinics.

Interactive map of all certified health care homes.

Updated Monday, April 13, 2015 at 03:05PM