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Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition™

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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

Creating a written transition and care policy/guide is the first element in the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition™ (HCT). The transition and care policy/guide is intended to be shared with youth/young adults and parents/caregivers early in adolescence and periodically repeated. Developed by your practice or health system, with input from youth/young adults and parents/caregivers and staff, the policy/guide formalizes the practice/system approach to HCT. It represents a consensus among the practice staff and youth/young adults and parents/caregivers about the HCT approach involved. It can also represent structure for evaluation. It should be at the appropriate reading level, offered in languages common among your clinic population, and concise (no more than one page).

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African-American young adult having a telemedicine appointment with African-American doctor
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Implementation

Read more about How to Implement the Six Core Element of Health Care Transition.
Read more information on the QI framework and methods in our Quality Improvement Primer.

Transitioning to an Adult Approach to Health Care Without Changing Clinicians

For use by Family Medicine and Med-Peds Clinicians