Briefs and Reports

Transforming pediatrics to support population health

Can redesigning pediatric primary care improve child and adult health?

A new report and accompanying policy brief from CHDI and the Connecticut Health Foundation make the case for redesigning pediatric primary care to play a broader role in the health and well-being of families and their children and outline the principles to guide payment reform to support new services.

The report, Transforming Pediatrics to Support Population Health: Recommendations for Practice Changes and How to Pay for It, includes recommendations that emerged from a study group of providers, payers, foundations, policymakers, and parent advocates.

The study group proposes that in addition to providing guidance on development, well-child visits, and medical care when children are sick, as they do now, pediatric primary care providers would also expand their practices to include family support services and connect families to community services.

Watch Lisa Honigfeld (CHDI) and Patricia Baker (CT Health Foundation) discuss how we can redesign payment for pediatric primary care to better support children’s health and well-being.