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?

  • Call for Applications: 2015 Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program

    The Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) is a cooperative agreement between the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Federal grants of $50,000 per year for up to five years are awarded through the program to support community-based child health projects that improve the health status of mothers, infants, children, and adolescents by increasing their access to health services.

    Deadline is October 16, 2014. Healthy Tomorrows applicants must apply online through the federal grants Web site,

  • Cancer in Your Community

    The Minnesota Department of Health, Sage Screening Program is again offering a “Cancer in Your Community (CYC)” full-day workshop on November 7th, 2014 in Bloomington. The workshop is offered at no charge, and intended for individuals who assist members of their community in understanding and improving their health.

    Workshop attendees will learn about the burden of cancer in their community and current information on how to prevent or detect cancer early. Past workshop attendees have included community health workers, promoter(a)s de salud, case managers, health educators and others sharing the message about the importance of early detection and screening. Contact Liz Wilson-Lopp at for more information or to register.

  • 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 Monday, October 13, 2014 at 12:00PM