Medical Home Learning Collaborative

The Medical Home Learning Collaborative (MHLC) meets quarterly via webinar for members to share knowledge, implementation strategies, and best practices on the philosophy and effectiveness of medical homes. All are welcome to participate including:

  • Providers;
  • Youth and young adults;
  • Parents;
  • Caregivers;
  • Health care plan representatives;
  • Hospital and university systems; and
  • Local community organizations. 

Membership is open to the public. Please email to join or learn more about the learning collaborative.


To enhance the development and promote the principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home model in Texas for all children and youth including those with special health care needs.


All Texas children and youth, including children with special health care needs, will have a medical home that provides accessible, family-centered, continuous, comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally sensitive services.

History and Strategic Plan

The Medical Home Work Group (MHWG) was formed in 2003 after participants of an American Academy of Pediatrics conference spearheaded efforts to encourage Texas providers to establish medical homes. The MHWG was formed to share information, facilitate progress, and coordinate efforts to promote person-centered medical homes. In 2020, the group changed their name to the Medical Home Learning Collaborative (MHLC). The group furthered DSHS’ efforts to advance medical homes for children and youth with special health care needs in the state of Texas. 

Download the Strategic Plan (PDF)

DSHS provides external links for additional information but does not endorse these links. For more information about Children with Special Health Care Needs, Title V Maternal and Child Health or information regarding maternal and child health in Texas, please email or call 512-776-7373.