'EHDI and the Medical Home'

A medical home is a concept of pediatric primary care to every child that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective. Medical homes address preventative, acute, and chronic care from birth through transition to adulthood. It is a model of health care delivery that is especially effective for children with special health care needs. Care coordination, family education and collaboration with community agencies is at the heart of the medical home. This program will discuss how medical home concepts and practices apply to early EHDI programs and can help to reduce lost to follow-up and documentation, provide critical family support and needed case management. Physicians, parents, audiologists, EHDI coordinators and others will benefit from listening to experts in the field discuss the benefits, barriers and challenges with the medical home as well as discuss the latest efforts to integrate the medical home into the EHDI process.

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Presented by Jack Levine, Rachel St. John and Janet DesGeorges

Dr. Levine is a community based general pediatrician in Queens, NY who has subspecialty certification in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. He was the recipient of a 2008 American Academy of Pediatrics CATCH (Community Access to Child Health) grant. Dr. Levine is the medical director of the Henry Viscardi School in Albertson, NY and the director of the Center for Autism at Nassau University Medical Center. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a frequent speaker to both families and professionals. Dr. Levine is a member of the AAP Task Force on Improving the Effectiveness of Newborn Hearing Screening, Diagnosis and Intervention.

Grand B
Sunday March 4, 2012
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM