HHS’ Maternal and Child Health Bureau has awarded The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health its 5-year cooperative agreement to operate the new Center for Health Care Transition Improvement. The Center will continue the important foundational work of Got Transition and will undertake a broad set of activities to improve the availability of effective health care transition supports from pediatric to adult health care. More information.
Today's young people who are leaving their pediatric care and moving toward the adult health system are doing things they have never done before. This "transition" is a critical time for young adults as they are often accessing the health system independently for the very first time. Got Transition is dedicated to improving this process by supporting health providers, young adults and their families.
Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition guide pediatric and adult-focused sites with best practice processes. Download guidance and tools to assess what health care transition processes currently in place and to support improved systems of care.
Photo: Holly and Eileen Forlenza
By: Eileen Forlenza
My beautiful Holly is a thoughtful and delightful 23-year old young woman who, in spite of her girl-next-door appearance, is not able to feed, dress or bathe herself. She is non-verbal – she has never spoken a word and realistically never will. more
REGISTRATION IS OPEN for Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care - Houston, TX
The 14th annaul “Transition Conference” delivers practical, insightful, and relevant information for physicians, social workers, counselors, youth and young adults with chronic illness and their parents and guardians. The full conference brochure, including agenda and registration information, is now available.
The Health Care Transition Research Consortium's Symposium takes place in conjuction with the conference, and offers a research-oriented panel composed of parents, youth and emerging adults that addresses their unique issues in collaboration with interdisciplinary health researchers.