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About the Coach Medical Home Project

Why this project?

Becoming a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a major undertaking for any practice. The Coach Medical Home curriculum was designed to equip practice facilitators with public domain tools and knowledge to effectively support practices on the journey toward medical home transformation and recognition. The curriculum is based on the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative Framework for Practice Transformation, which consists of eight change concepts to guide primary care transformation in a variety of settings.

A special supplement to the journal Medical Care presents the progress and lessons learned from the SNMHI. One of these articles focuses on the development of the Coach Medical Home curriculum. Access the article here.

Suggested citation

Coach Medical Home: A Practice Facilitator’s Guide to Medical Home Transformation. (Prepared by Group Health’s MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation and Qualis Health, supported by The Commonwealth Fund), January 2013.


This curriculum was developed with the sponsorship of the Commonwealth Fund and in close coordination with the National Association of Community Health Centers. The Commonwealth Fund is a national, private foundation based in New York City that supports independent research on health care issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy. The views presented here are those of the authors and not necessarily those of The Commonwealth Fund, its directors, officers, or staff.