Original Research/StudyEarly Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Within the Medical Home Implications for Policy and PracticeWoodruff, Torri Ann MS; Lutz, Tara M. PhD, MPH, MCHESAuthor Information Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs (Ms Woodruff); and Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington (Dr Lutz). Correspondence: Torri Ann Woodruff, MS, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University of Connecticut, 2 Alethia Dr, Storrs, CT 06269 ([email protected]). The development of this article was supported, in part, by funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration (Award #T73MC30115), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) (Award #90DDUC0071) awarded to the University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service. The opinions expressed, however, are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Departments. The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. Infants & Young Children: July/September 2020 - Volume 33 - Issue 3 - p 219-234 doi: 10.1097/IYC.0000000000000170 Buy Metrics Abstract The pediatric medical home is a model to provide quality health care to a child that is coordinated and overseen by a team of professionals who are grounded in family-centered practice (Cleveland Clinic, 2012; Munoz, Nelson, Bradham, Hoffman, & Houston, 2011). The medical home can be a centralized, consolidated, and comprehensive approach to address concerns for a child and can bolster the early intervention goals of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention ([EHDI]; Buchino et al., 2019; Munoz, Shisler, Moeller, & White, 2009; Munoz et al., 2011). With early access to screening information for children who are D/deaf or hard of hearing, the medical home plays a role in early diagnostic services and follow-up care that are critical to EHDI. This connection allows for discussion of how the medical home can exist and be supported within the context of existing service provision systems as a potential preemptive intervention to address the needs of children and families. By reviewing publicly accessible materials, the state of Connecticut can be used as a case study to look at various methods of medical home engagement with the outcome of supporting EHDI-based benchmarks (Connecticut Department of Public Health, 2014,2018). At the same time, a novel means of data collection through the medical home is proposed. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.