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American Academy of Pediatrics: Transition
The following information was compiled by the AAP to support physicians in transitioning youth to adult care. Please click here to view this resource information.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding Transitioning from Adolescent Care to Adult Care
When should adolescents transition to Adult Care? Ideally this transition occurs between the ages of 18 - 21 years.
What are the first steps in supporting transitions?
2.Support training within healthcare systems to provide developmentally appropriate health care transitions to CYSHCN
3.Provide and maintain a portable, accessible and comprehensive medical summary to support collaboration among health care professionals.
4.Work with the adolescent and family beginning at age 14 to annually prepare a written health care transition plan by age 14 that includes identified service needs, health care professional resources, and provision of reimbursement for these services,
5. Recognize that all adolescents and young adults should be supported in this transition to adult care and that CYSHCN may require more resources and services than do other young people to optimize their health.
6.Support efforts to provide affordable, continuous health insurance coverage for all young people with special health care needs throughout adolescence and adulthood.
Curren Assessment of Health Care Transition Activities
This is a qualitative self-assessment method that allows individual providers, practices, or networks to determine the level of health care transition support currently available to youth and young adults transitioning from pediatric to adult health care. It is intended to provide a current snapshot of how far along a practice is in implementing the Six Core Elements.