Transition from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare
In 2011, Clinical Report on Transition published as joint policy by American Academy of Pediatricians, American Academy of Family Practitioners, and the American College of Physicians recommended a structured transition process to move youth from pediatric care centers to adult care centers.
The following presentation provides you with an algorithmic structure of how to implement an effective transition program for youth diagnosed with a chronic illness. Although this presentation uses sickle cell disease as an example, the process will work for any chronic illness. View the presentation.
Funding to develop and disseminate this guide provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health through the State Implementation Grants for Integrated Services for CSHCN (D70MC24121-02-00) from the Federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).