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Topic: Building Blocks

After establishing buy-in for PCMH development from leadership and staff, the next step is to become familiar with the foundation necessary to become a PCMH. Building blocks (engaged leadership, data-driven improvement, empanelment and team-based care) are foundational to further practice development for additional building blocks (patient-team partnership, population management, continuity of care, prompt access to care, comprehensiveness and care coordination and template of the future).

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Webinars and Training

  • HIV/AIDS Medical Homes Resource Center (HIV-MHRC)
    November 2013

    In this brief 15 minute video, Dr. Steve Bromer, Medical Director of Practice Facilitation with the HIV-MHRC discusses the origin of the medical home movement and how the foundational building blocks can be used to support practice transformation for patient-centered medical homes.

Tools and Job Aids

  • Annals of Family Medicine
    December 2012

    This instrument can be used to assess the status of your clinic with respect to component elements of the 10 Building Blocks of High Performing Primary Care.

Reports and Best Practices

  • HIV/AIDS Medical Homes Resource Center (HIV-MHRC)
    June 2014

    Selected research articles on building blocks topics including empanelment, engaged leadership, quality improvement, patient-centered care, and enhanced access.


  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    October 2016

    HRSA/HAB administers The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, the largest Federal program focused exclusively on HIV/AIDS care.

  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center
    January 2015

    Clinical education/training resources and patient education materials on a range of HIV clinical care and clinical management topics.