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:
The Six Core Elements 2.0 tool packages also included a set of measurement tools to evaluate progress in implementing transition quality improvement.
Less than half of US youth with special health care needs receive the health care transition supports and services they need, according to the 2009-10 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs.