Fragmentation in Health Care of Children in Foster Care: A Primary Care Medical Home Model
It is well-recognized that children and youth in foster care are a vulnerable and marginalized population with complex health care needs. This presentation will discuss a primary care medical home model being piloted in the Preston communities near Halifax, NS.
In this presentation Dr. Heather Rose (IWK Health Centre & Dalhousie University) and Carolyn Mitchell, NP (Nova Scotia Health Authority) will discuss a collaborative effort between the IWK Health Centre, Nova Scotia Health Authority and Department of Community Services, in partnership with colleagues at the Pediatrics for Kids in Care clinic in Alberta. Primary Care for Children in Care, a primary care medical home model for children in care is being piloted in the Preston communities near Halifax, NS. The program is documenting the current extent of health care fragmentation for children and youth in foster care through retrospective reviews of demographic/billing data, process/value stream mapping and qualitative chart reviews.
Presented by Heather Rose & Carolyn Mitchell
Wed. April 5, 2017 | 12:15 – 1:15 pm
Board Room 105, Mumford Professional Centre
6960 Mumford Rd. Halifax