A new initiative focusing on a new model of health care delivery that produces better care and lower costs is being announced by the Wichita-based Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP).
The Kansas Health Foundation, Sunflower Foundation, and United Methodist Health Ministry Fund are awarding grants totaling $534,576 to implement the Kansas Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative over three years.
The initiative will provide education and information about a medical home model of health care that is centered on patients. It is designed to encourage primary care physicians’ practices to move to the patient-centered model as a way to improve clinical outcomes and collectively the health of entire populations of patients. Eight practices will be selected to participate in the initiatives’ Pilot Project implementing PCMH concepts.
Organizations involved in the Kansas Primary Care Physician Coalition and grant are:
• Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP)
• Kansas Association of Osteopathic Physicians (KAOM)
• Kansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (KAAP)
• Kansas Chapter of the American College of Physicians (KACP)
• Kansas Medical Society (KMS)