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Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition™

Implementing the Six Core Elements

These Implementation Guides are intended to help clinicians/practices/systems carry out and support health care transition (HCT) improvements using the Six Core Elements of HCT 3.0 for their patients transitioning to adult-centered care with or without changing their clinician. Each guide below contains practical guidance, resources, and examples for conducting HCT quality improvement (QI) in a range of health care settings, using the Model for Improvement as its framework. Each guide contains specific QI considerations, tools, and measures for each core element.

How to Implement the Six Core Element of Health Care Transition includes steps that a health care delivery system or individual practice can consider when utilizing a QI process to implement for the Six Core Elements.

For additional information about the QI framework and methods described in the Implementation Guides, please refer to the Quality Improvement Primer.

Transitioning Youth to an Adult Health Care Clinician

For use by Pediatric, Family Medicine,
and Med-Peds Clinicians

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Transition and Care Policy/Guide
Guide   |   Examples

Tracking and Monitoring
Guide   |   Examples

Transition Readiness
Guide   |   Examples

Transition Planning
Guide   |   Examples

Transfer of Care
Guide   |   Examples

Transfer Completion
Guide   |   Examples


Transitioning to an Adult Approach to Health Care Without Changing Clinicians

For use by Family Medicine and Med-Peds Clinicians

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Transition and Care Policy/Guide
Guide   |   Examples

Tracking and Monitoring
Guide   |   Examples

Transition Readiness
Guide   |   Examples

Transition Planning
Guide   |   Examples

Transition to Adult Approach to Care
Guide   |   Examples

Ongoing Care
Guide   |   Examples


Integrating Young Adults into Adult Health Care

For use by Internal Medicine, Family Medicine,
and Med-Peds Clinicians

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Transition and Care Policy/Guide
Guide   |   Examples

Tracking and Monitoring
Guide   |   Examples

Orientation to Adult Practice
Guide   |   Examples

Integration into Adult Practice
Guide   |   Examples

Initial Visits
Guide   |   Examples

Ongoing Care
Guide   |   Examples