Perinatal Indicator: Medical Home Before Pregnancy
A medical home is a partnership between patient and provider to ensure continuous primary health care.
It should provide disease prevention and treatment that is patient-centered, coordinated, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate.
Why Does This Matter?
Lack of health insurance is the greatest barrier to a medical home, prior to, and between pregnancies.
Primary care physicians using the patient-centered medical home model interact with women throughout their reproductive lives.
In providing preconception care, they can identify medical, behavioral and social risks to the patient’s health, and can work with
the patient to minimize them.
For further information, please read the LA Best Babies Network Perinatal Scorecard
Medical Home Before Pregnancy by Income in Los Angeles County (2005-2006)
Data from Maternal and Infant Health Assessment (MIHA) 2005-2006 sample
| Maternal Income as a % of FPL
|| Medical Home Before Pregnancy
|No income information||67.3||60.4-74.2|
Sources: Maternal And Infant Health Assessment (MIHA) 2005-2006 sample
Resources: the National Center for Medical Home Implementation. This resource is for health professionals, families, and anyone interested in creating a medical home for all children and youth.