Title: 'Case Studies in the Medical Home'
Track: 4-Medical Home
Keyword(s): medical home, case studies, implementation
Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the definition of the Pediatric Medical Home and specifically how it applies to deaf and hard-of-hearing children and families 2. Become familiar with some real-world examples of how Medical Home has been successfully implemented into medical practice 3. Be more capable and confident in establishing Medical Home initiatives in your own communities


The term 'Medical Home' has become increasingly popular in healthcare, yet there continues to be a gap between the concept as a philosophy of care and its implementation into everyday practice. This presentation will briefly review the definition of Medical Home as defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and specifically how it applies to families with deaf/hard-of-hearing children. The presentation will focus primarily on case study examples of successful medical home practices of two pediatricians, who are AAP EHDI Chapter Champions. By providing real-world examples of successful Medical Home stories with deaf or heard-of-hearing patients, the presenters aim to give participants a better understanding of how to advocate for and establish Medical Home practices in their own lives.
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Rachel St. John - Healthcare Education Consulting
     Credentials: MD, NCC, NIC-A
     Other Affiliations: Adjunct Professor, Gallaudet University Department of Counseling
      Rachel St. John is a board-certified pediatrician, and a certified sign language interpreter through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. She received her BS degree in psychology at George Mason University. She completed her MD degree at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and then attended Georgetown University Hospital for her residency in pediatrics. She also holds an MA degree in counseling from Gallaudet University. Previously, she served as Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Director of the Kids Clinic for the Deaf at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. Currently, she is a health education consultant at the state and national level, as well as a freelance interpreter specializing in medical encounters. Dr. St. John is Adjunct Faculty in the Gallaudet Department of Counseling, and is a member of the AAP Task Force on Improving the Effectiveness of Newborn Hearing Screening, Diagnosis and Intervention.
Jack Levine - Kew Gardens Hills Pediatrics
     Credentials: MD, FAAP
     Other Affiliations: Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Hofstra University School of Medicine
      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 and 2012 Healthy People 2020 grant. Dr. Levine is the director of the Center for Autism at Nassau University Medical Center. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Hofstra University School 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.