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The Patient-Centered Health Home (PCHH), also referred to as Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), is a model of primary care that is patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible, and focused on quality and safety. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the Joint Commission (TJC) and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) have a formal process to recognize medical practices that meet the high set of standards and requirements required to be a Patient-Centered Medical Home.

Thanks to generous funding from the Center for Care Innovations (CCI) and Partnership HealthPlan, Redwood Community Health Coalition, together with Partnership and the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) has worked with 13 member health centers to advance PCHH transformation and recognition. All health centers participated in a series of six learning sessions, assessments, coaching and work plan development sessions with  NCQA-certified coaches and utilized the CPCA PCHH web portal. To date, six health centers have already achieved PCMH recognition and two have applied for recognition and are awaiting confirmation. The remaining five health centers plan to apply for PCMH recognition soon.