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Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition™

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Transitioning Youth to an Adult Health Care Clinician

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

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Transition Planning

Transition planning is the fourth element in the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition™ (HCT). Planning for transition should be accomplished in collaboration with youth and parents/caregivers beginning in early adolescence and continuing until the youth transfers out of pediatric care. Transition planning encompasses several ongoing activities that are intended to build health literacy and independent self-care skills; assist in preparing for changes that happen at age 18; and guide the timing of transfer and the selection of a new adult clinician, taking cultural preferences into account. In addition, addressing the legal issues of supported decision-making should be a part of this planning, if needed.

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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 Youth to an Adult Health Care Clinician

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