New Editions supports the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS’s) New Freedom Initiative (NFI) Working Group, which is led by the HHS Office on Disability (OD). The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) is working through the NFI Working Group on a project to analyze and promote the Medical Home Model for children with special health care needs and all individuals with disabilities.
New Editions assists by providing conference management, note-taking skills and administrative support for the Working Group. We also completed an analysis of over 45 HHS programs and activities related to children with special health care needs in the context of Medical Home Model of service delivery. The purpose of this analysis was to identify existing programs in the service, policy and research arenas; gaps; potential collaborations; and action steps for change.