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Patient-Centered Medical Home Toolbox


The patient-centered medical home is a model of care that facilitates partnerships between patients, clinicians, and family members. Medical homes provide individualized patient care that is designed to increase care coordination and communication between providers and patients, and enhance overall quality, while simultaneously reducing costs.

The Patient-Centered Medical Home Toolbox Contains:


An Issue Brief and Executive Summary


“Transforming the Physical Environment to Support Care,” discusses patient-centered medical home (PCMH) principles, implementation, and evaluation, reviews operational strategies that support the principles of PCMH, and illustrate environmental design features of PCMH found in recent design and research publications.

Video Interviews



Three Interviews

Two Project Briefs

Design Strategies

“Top Design Strategies for Patient-Centered Medical Homes,” provides design strategies organized around the PCMH principles that they support.


The “Patient-Centered Medical Home Design Evaluation Checklist,” provides relevant environmental, operational, and people measures listed under specific PCMH principles that can then be used to evaluate the achievement of patient-centered medical home goals. 

Three Blogs

  • “Treating Patients as Partners”.  The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) designation, is a comprehensive framework for designing a primary system of care that revolves around the core concept of actively involving patients in their own care.
  • “Getting to the Heart of a Patient-Centered Medical Home”. Have you earned the designation of a Patient-Centered Medical Home (or PCMH) yet? If not, now is a good time to explore this up-and-coming model of excellence, which can be of benefit to both your patients and your organization.
  •  “Stepping Up Efforts for High-Risk Populations”. For healthcare organizations that provide a safety need for low-income and high risk populations, getting some of the poorest and sickest patients involved in their own care can be quite challenging.

Lessons Learned

Lessons learned are compiled from research literature, case studies, interviews, and other materials to provide an overview on the topic of patient-centered medical homes. 

Related Resources

List of other organizations that are supporting the creation of Patient Centered Medical Homes.

Three Webinars



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Contact Lynn Kenney, lkenney@healthdesign.org