213066 Health Home: Origins and Current Developments

Monday, November 9, 2009: 2:50 PM

Amos S. Deinard, MD, MPH , Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Oscar Arevalo, DDS, ScD, MBA, MS , Division of Dental Public Health, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Lexington, KY
L. Beth Dixon, PhD MPH , Dept. of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, New Yok University, New York, NY
Gail R. Bellamy, PhD , Institute for Health Policy Research, West Virginia University, Charleston, WV
Beth Lamanna, WHNP, MPH, RN , Public Health Nursing, The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Jeanne A. Saunders, PhD , Social Work, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Rani A. Desai, MPH, PhD , Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Yale University, West Haven, CT
Joseph Boffa, DDS MPH , School of Dental Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA
Cynthia A. Peshek, MA, RD , Central Valley Health Network, Sacramento, CA
Deborah Allen, ScD , Bureau of Child, Adolescent and Family Health, Boston Public Health Commission, Boston, MA
This session will consider the concept of the health home (single silo) rather than the more isolated medical and dental home (multiple silos). The concept is that patient care will be more efficient in a single silo model with oral health and other health professions more readily integrated into the overall patient care concept. Initial inroads have been made that include physicians, nurses and others in the provision of oral health services. This session will expand this concept to include other disciplines and explore extending the integration of multiple disciplines into the formation of a health home.

Participants from many sections, including oral health, medical care, social work, mental health, food and nutrition, public health nursing, social work and others will participate in a panel discussion. The panel will describe how the health home concept is integrated into their practice. Then, the panel will address questions about opportunities and challenges to the health home concept and other issues.

Learning Objectives:
Describe the concept of a health home. List two benefits of including in the health home all disciplines that can bring diverse skills to the care of patients. Identify two barriers to the creation of a single silo home that are less evident with a multiple silo health home

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Nutrition and Wellness Director of a consortium of community health centers.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.