Transitions

American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Report

The goal of a planned health care transition is to maximize lifelong functioning and well-being for all youth, including those who have special health care needs and those who do not.

The Supporting the Health Care Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home clinical report is jointly authored by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Physicians. The clinical report provides practical, detailed guidance, including a step-by-step algorithm, on how to plan and execute better health care transitions for all patients.

The AAP Council on Children with Disabilities led the development of this document. Additional information and resources on transitions can be found at www.aap.org/transitions.

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Got Transition National Center

Got Transition

Center for Health Care Transition Improvement (Got Transition)
With funding support from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Got Transition focuses on:

  • quality improvement spread using the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition;
  • health care professional training;
  • youth and family engagement:
  • policy improvements; and
  • information dissemination.

Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition
Got Transition released clinical resources on transition from pediatric to adult health care. The Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition (Version 2.0) define the basic components of transition support and are based on the 2011 clinical report, "Supporting the Health Care Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home", jointly developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (led by the Council on Children With Disabilities), the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Physicians.

Got Transition's New Web Site (June 2014)
Got Transition launched its newly redesigned website, www.GotTransition.org, to coincide with the release of the updated Six Core Elements (see above). The site includes an interactive health provider section that corresponds to the three Six Core Elements' practice settings. It also includes a set of frequently asked transition questions developed by and for youth/young adults and families In addition, the site contains new information for researchers and policymakers and a robust listing of transition resources.                       

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Transitions Videos

Medical Home Interview Videos New
Developed by the National Center for Medical Home Implementation

 

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