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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 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 and parents/caregivers early in adolescence and periodically repeated. Developed by your practice or health system, with input from youth 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 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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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