More often than not, families of children with special health care needs feel overwhelmed and are not sure how to enter into the process of obtaining a network of supports and resources. A local organization, www.medhomeplus.org, serves as a hub for families and professionals alike who are seeking information and support for these special children.
Medical Home Plus (MHP) was created as an extension to Richmond Pediatric Associates, Inc. in 2001. In 2003, MHP became incorporated as its own entity. Founded on the principle that every child deserves a Medical Home, Dr. Colleen Kraft, Medical Director, established MHP as an organization that employs parents successfully navigating the system of care for their children. This innovative staffing model has allowed MHP to forge a unique connection with families in need based on experience, empathy and trust.
MHP connects families of children with special needs with the specialized resources and services that can help them achieve their maximum potential. When families contact our center, they receive personal and confidential assistance from our highly experienced Resource Coordinators, supported by our expert staff of pediatric nurses and physicians. These services, which can involve substantial involvement by our staff, are provided free of charge to Virginia families.
MHP is dedicated to empowering children with special needs and their families by strengthening their pillars of support through education, prevention, resource coordination and advocacy. MHP seeks to ensure successful outcomes for children with special needs and their families in Virginia. The following are some of the core principles that guide our work with families and the professionals that support them:
Quality – We believe that all children deserve a medical home approach to quality health care that is holistic and encompasses physical, behavioral, social/emotional and educational well being.
Families – We value the wisdom and expertise of families and look to their experience and guidance as we assist other families.
Partners – We recognize the importance of connecting families and professionals with resources in through own community, and strive to build working partnerships.
Physicians – We believe that physicians, through the use of medical home approaches, can maximize their knowledge and skills to provide the patients, families and communities with support and success to improve the lives of children.
Education – We value the idealism and promise in our future professionals. We provide opportunities for awareness and involvement in community based projects and services through statewide, domestic, and international educational experience.
Community – We create an environment of mutual trust, team spirit, and respect in an open, honest, and transparent culture. We are accountable to each other and those supporting us.
MHP serves families and the professionals that support them regardless of diagnosis (or a lack thereof). MHP serves the entire Commonwealth of Virginia, but is headquartered in Richmond. At MHP, your child is our mission. Please contact us at www.medhomeplus.org; firstname.lastname@example.org; or 804-330-5030