Ohio Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
The Ohio Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (OPCPCC) is a coalition of primary care providers, insurers, employers, consumer advocates, government officials and public health professionals. Together, the coalition has established a more effective and efficient model of health care delivery in Ohio. That model of care is the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).
Patient-Centered Medical Home
The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care for children, youth, and adults. The PCMH is a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient’s family.
Patient Engagement / Patient Advisory Learning Center
One of the five learning centers within OPCPCC is the Patient Engagement/ Patient Advisory Learning Center, which is chaired by Ohio Commission on Minority Health Executive Director Angela C. Dawson. The Patient Engagement Learning Center focuses on making sure the patient’s perspective, needs, etc., shape the development of PCMHs. This committee produced a resource toolbox to assist patients, providers and healthcare systems with learning more about PCMHs, in addition to broader health care topics, such as health equity. The toolbox project was lead by Thometta Cozart, MPH, CHES, CPH, a health equity fellow with the Directors of Health Promotion and Education, with enhancements by Emily Williams of Pfizer and Amy Bashforth of the Ohio Department of Health.
Contact the PCMH program with questions at PCMH@odh.ohio.gov.