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Got Transition makes practice based tools and guidance available to improve the coordination of health care transitions.

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Supporting Health Care Professionals to Implement Transition Quality Improvement

The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, and American College of Physicians published a clinical report in 2011, Supporting the Health Care Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home." This joint statement calls for transition planning to be a standard of care for all youth and young adults. It provides age-specific guidance on activities to support practice-based implementation of transition planning for youth with and without special health care needs.  

Following the release of the clinical report, Got Transition created the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition 1.0 as a quality improvement strategy with a corresponding set of sample tools. In January 2014, the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition 2.0 were released. The new version is accompanied by three tool packages: 

  • Transitioning Youth to Adult Health Care Providers for use by Pediatric, Family Medicine, and Med-Peds Providers
  • Transitioning to an Adult Approach to Health Care Without Changing Providers for use by Family Medicine and Med-Peds Providers
  • Integrating Young Adults into Adult Health Care for use by Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Med-Peds Providers

The Six Core Elements 2.0 tool packages also included a set of measurement tools to evaluate progress in implementing transition quality improvement.