Healthcare Transition

Health Care Checklist

The Illinois Division of Specialized Care for Children, The University of Illinois at Chicago, adapted from the health care checklist developed by the State of Washington’s Adolescent Health Transition Project, California’s Healthy and Ready to Work (HRTW) Transition Health Care Assessment, and Massachusetts’ Health Care Skills Checklist.   Format             Checklist   The Health Care Checklist […]

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Healthcare Transition Resources: Providers

“Communicate, Collaborate, Celebrate: Creating Partnerships Between Physicians and Parents of Children with Disabilities” by Dr. Judy Berry, 2006    Center for Learning and Leadership, College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences, Oklahoma City   Format             Publication   Dr. Judy Berry, a partner of the Center for Learning and Leadership, Oklahoma’s University Center for Excellence […]

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Healthcare Transition Resources: Families

“A Guide to Transition Services for Youth with Special Health Care Needs” developed by Timothy Hershey   Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Prevention Services Division – CYSHCN Unit Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs (HCP)   Format             Guide   Geared toward parents of youth with special health care needs, this guide […]

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Transitions: A Guide to Getting Older and Changing Health Care Providers

Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs                     Format             Fact sheet   Geared toward adolescents with special health care needs, this fact sheet describes moving toward adulthood as a positive transition, and lists steps to take toward adult health care.  It also discusses things to consider when deciding when to transfer care, who can help […]

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Taking Charge Of Your Health Care: A Handout For Adolescents And Young Adults With Special Health Care Needs And Disabilities

Produced by the Institute for Community Inclusion at Children’s Hospital, Boston, as part of the Massachusetts Initiative for Youth with Disabilities, a project of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Supported in part by a project from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (V, Social Security Act), Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health […]

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Healthcare Transition Research: Families

Addressing transition to adult health care for adolescents with special health care needs. Scal P, Ireland M.  Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA. scal0005@umn.edu  Pediatrics. 2005 Jun;115(6):1607-12. OBJECTIVE: To determine the factors associated with addressing the transition from pediatric to adult-oriented health care among US […]

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Providing a primary care medical home for children and youth with cerebral palsy.

Children and youth with cerebral palsy present pediatricians with complex diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. In most instances, care also requires communication and comanagement with pediatric subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists, therapists, and community developmental and educational teams. The importance of family resilience to the patient’s well-being broadens the ecologic scope of care, which highlights the […]

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