In 2007, the AAP partnered with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American College of Physicians (ACP) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to publish the Joint Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home. This consensus statement describes seven principles of a medical home, which include personal physician, physician-directed medical practice, whole-person orientation, coordinated care, quality and safety, enhanced access and appropriate payment. Childhood asthma is a serious and chronic condition that affects one in seven U.S. children and their families. Receiving care within the context of a medical home has the potential to improve care for children and youth with asthma. The medical home model has demonstrated a positive relationship between the medical home and desired outcomes, including better health status, timeliness of care, family-centeredness and improved family functioning.