Health care professionals have reached a new consensus on how they should be supporting the health care transition of youth and young adults. With the publication in July 2011 of “Supporting the Health Care Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home,” primary and specialty care professionals caring for both youth and adults have endorsed highly specific guidelines. Got Transition supports practices, practice networks, and other practice improvement projects in the implementation of these best practices with a change agenda and toolkit called the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition.
Through a series of quality improvement Learning Collaboratives, Got Transition facilitates testing of the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition to assure their effectiveness and practicality in real practice settings.
Announcement: The American Board of Pediatrics, the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Family Medicine have each approved the Got Transtion Learning Collaborative activity for Maintenence of Certification Part IV credit. Physicians affiliated with one or more of these specialty boards and who are participating in the Learning Collaboratives are eligible for credit. (Physicians not associated with Got Transtion Learning Collaboratives may seek credit if certain conditions are met.) More information available in this brief and/or by contacting email@example.com.
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.