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2018 Updated Clinical Report on Transition Released

The AAP, AAFP, and ACP have updated the original 2011 clinical report on health care transition. This updated clinical report, "Supporting the Health Care Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home," provides new practice-based quality improvement guidance on key elements of transition: planning, transfer, and integration into adult care. It also includes new recommendations pertaining to infrastructure, education and training, payment, and research.

For more about the updated clinical report, read the press release.

To read a parent guide to the new repot, read this one-page guide.

Two Reports on Health Care Transition in State Title V Programs

Got Transition has published two reports describing health care transition activities in state Title V agencies. The first report, A Comparison of Health Care Transition Implementation in State Title V Care Coordination Programs Between 2017 and 2018, summarizes states’ assessment results of their Six Core Elements implementation in care coordination programs.

Another Got Transition report summarizes the health care transition efforts of 37 states and jurisdictions whose state Title V agencies selected the HCT national performance measure, as described in their states’ 2018 applications. The report, Health Care Transition in State Title V Programs: A Review of 2018 Block Grant Applications and Recommendations for 2020, highlights examples of states’ HCT innovations and provides ten recommendations around HCT for the 2020 Block Grant Application.

Offer Feedback on the Six Core Elements TODAY

Got Transition is updating the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition packages and their sample tools. We are asking for your feedback through this survey. Please offer your feedback TODAY!

Report Offers Value-Based Transition Payment Recommendations

To address long-standing gaps in payment for transition to adult care, this report presents new value-based payment (VBP) recommendations for pediatric to adult health care transition. Funded by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, this report is intended to guide commercial and Medicaid payers, health plans, employers, and pediatric and adult systems of care in implementing and evaluating VBP options for transitional care. The report, Recommendations for Value-Based Transition Payment for Pediatric and Adult Health Care Systems, is the result of an expert panel of payers, plans, professional organizations, and advocacy groups convened by The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health and 65 key informant interviews with major stakeholder groups. For more information, check out our press release on the new report.

New Study on US Health Care Transition Performance

A new study in Pediatrics presents transition planning results among youth with special health care needs, and, for the first time youth without special health care needs, from the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health. The study, Transition Planning Among US Youth With and Without Special Health Care Needs, reveals that nationally, only 17% of youth with special health care needs and 14% of youth without special health care needs met the overall federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau transition performance measure. This underscores the need for health care providers to work with youth and parents/caregivers to prepare for transition by discussing the eventual shift to a provider who cares for adults, actively working with youth to gain self-care skills or understand changes in health care at age 18, and having time alone with the patients during preventive care visits.

Annual Transition Conferences: REGISTER NOW

The 19th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018 and Friday, October 26, 2018 in Houston, TXThe activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ which will be co-provided by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital Association. 

In conjunction with the Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference, the International and Interdisciplinary Health Care Transition Research Consortium (HCTRC) will hold its 10th Annual HCTRC Research Symposium on October 24, 2018 in Houston, Texas. 

For more information and to register for each event, CLICK HERE.

The National Alliance Receives 5-Year Federal Grant to Continue Got Transition

The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health received a 5-year award from the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration to continue its operation of Got Transition, the national resource center on health care transition (HCT). The goal of this new award will be to spread the adoption of evidence-informed HCT improvements as part of a comprehensive system of services for youth and young adults with and without special health care needs, focusing special attention on low-income and medically underserved populations.

For more information on the grant announcement, read the press release here.

Got Transition Webinar Series

Got Transition completed its five-part webinar series on Health Care Transition & Title V Care Coordination Initiatives. The series features state Title V, clinical experts, and young adult leaders who will provide examples of best practices among state Title V agencies, tools and resources, and problem-solving strategies.

For recordings and handouts of past webinars in this series, as well as details and registration information on upcoming webinar, CLICK HERE.

Preventive Care and Transition Toolkit Available

Got Transition, in collaboration with University of California San Francisco’s (UCSF) Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center, has released "Incorporating Health Care Transition Services into Preventive Care for Adolescents and Young Adults: A Toolkit for Clinicians." The Preventive Care and Transition Toolkit provides suggested questions and anticipatory guidance for clinicians to introduce health care transition during preventive visits with early adolescents (ages 11-14), middle adolescents (ages 15-17), late adolescents (ages 18-21), and young adults (ages 22-25), consistent with the AAP/AAFP/ACP Clinical Report on Health Care Transition. The toolkit is available in both ENGLISH and SPANISH.

For more information about the toolkit, read our press release HERE.

AAP Transition ECHO

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Transition ECHO is a virtual community that serves as a forum for health care professionals to learn how to successfully transition youth from pediatrics to the adult care system. A standardized curriculum with 7 sessions was developed in partnership with Got Transition that consists of slide sets and interactive videos on several aspects of health care transition, including how to begin a transition process, how to find and partner with adult providers, how to engage families, and more.

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