Research Brief

Coordination Between Home Visiting Programs and Medical Homes Link copied to clipboard

June 2015


Amanda Belknap, Kay O'Neill, Heather Paradis, and Cynthia Minkovitz

This mixed method study of service coordination between home visiting programs and medical homes sought to understand the current extent of coordination, factors associated with coordination, and barriers and facilitators for coordination. Study findings included, 1) that home visiting programs reported limited coordination with medical homes; 2) that there were several key factors associated with coordination (e.g., formal policies/procedures of home visitor training); and 3) that major coordination barriers included lack of time and availability of health care staff.

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