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Date and Time: November 9, 2021 | 12-1:30pm

Program Description:

This presentation will focus on integrated care principles that enhance positive outcomes for children and youth with special healthcare needs and their families. Myers will explore the components of a medical health home and the importance of bridging service gaps to support access and continuity of care across providers.

Speaker: 

Kristy Myers, RN, ALNC and Health Consultant for the Autism Society of NC. Kristy has 25 years of professional experience in supporting people with I/DD and Autism in both community and state developmental center settings. She has spent her career providing direct support, management, and advocacy for integrated person-centered care for this population. As part of her role with the Autism Society of NC, she serves as project manager for the I/DD HHI (Health Home Initiative) to support statewide projects and initiatives to expand the delivery of services and supports for individuals and families to achieve their full potential.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

1. Summarize whole-person integrated care and describe at least 3 impact outcomes for the person, provider, and family.
2. Define the Medical Home Model, Advanced Medical Home, and Advanced Medical Home Tier 3 under North Carolina Medicaid transformation.
3. Identify at least 2 aspects of the complexity in supporting people with special care needs and develop practice changes to better support this population.

References: 

Council on Children with Disabilities (2005). Care coordination in the medical home: Integrating health and related systems of care for children with special health care needs. American Academy of Pediatrics, 116(5), .

Mattson, G., & Kuo, D. Z. (2019, January 1). Psychosocial factors in children and youth with special health care needs and their families. American Academy of Pediatrics, https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2018-3171

Van Cleave, J., Boudreau, A. A., McAllister, J., Cooley, W. C., Maxwell, A., & Kuhlthau, K. (2015, June 1). Care coordination over time in medical homes for children with special health care needs. American Academy of Pediatrics,