Transition Tools and Resources

General Adolescent Health Resources

The general adolescent health resources listed here may be useful to health professionals caring for transitioning adolescents and young adults.

Got Transition-Health Care Providers

Links to multiple Got Transition resources.

Confidentiality in Health Care:  Clinical Care Guidelines and Resources

From an initiative of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM).

Screening for Teen Health Risks

Links to different teen health screens, compiled by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Summary of Recommended Guidelines for Clinical Preventive Services for Young Adults Ages 18-26

From the National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center (NAHIC).

 Hanging Out or Hooking Up:  Clinical Guidelines for Responding to Adolescent Relationship Abuse 

These guidelines may help providers who care for adolescents to address relationship issues.

 Health Provider Toolkit for Adolescent and Young Adult Males

This provider toolkit includes a video library with videos related to young adult male health.


Emergency Information Forms

This Emergency Information Form for Children With Special Health Care Needs was jointly developed by ACEP and the AAP.  The form, meant to be filled out by a physician, provides a concise summary of relevant medical history for emergency situations.  It may be useful for children/young adults with special health care needs.

The Patient at Risk Program is a free, web-accessible database for Emergency Information Forms (EIFs) for patients and families across Wisconsin.  Patient at Risk gives emergency medical providers fast access to information about your child's health.


Health Summary Forms

Portable health summary forms may be filled out by providers and either shared directly with new adult providers or sent with youth to new providers.  Links to a few of the available forms are provided below.

American Academy of Pediatrics-Illinois Chapter Portable Health Summary Form

University of Chicago Transition Summary Form

Children's Health Center Sample Portable Medical Summary Form

Wishard Hospital/Riley Children's Hospital Portable Medical Summary form


Sexuality, Puberty, and Reproductive Health

 ACOG Committee Opinion No. 626:  The Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care:  Preventive Care for Young Women Aged 18-26 years

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Puberty and Sexuality Resources: for Parents and and for Pediatricians

Both of these are extensive lists of resources that health professionals may wish to share with parents/families and/or use for their own reference.

Sexual and Reproductive Health:  Clinical Care Guidelines and Resources

From an initiative of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM).

Supported Decision-Making Resources

 Supported Decision-Making and Health Care:  Basics for Pediatric Physicians

This document includes links to Wisconsin resources that can help health care providers support patients and families in need of supported decision-making.

Resources for Adult Providers

AASPIRE Healthcare Toolkit:  Primary Care Resources for Adults on the Autism Spectrum and their Primay Care Providers

Resources to help adult providers care for patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Caring for Cancer Survivors

An excellent article on the importance of good survivorship care for childhood cancer survivors, from the ACP Hospitalist.

Health Care for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities:  A Toolkit for Primary Care Providers

 This toolkit contains forms and references for primary care providers caring for adults with ID/DD that are simple and concise.

Patients with Diabetes Facing Vision Loss at Ever-Earlier Ages

An article from the ACP Internist on diabetes and related health care consequences in young adults.

 Greenwood, NW and Wilkinson, J.  Sexual and reproductive health care for women with intellectual disabilities:  a primary care perspective.  Int J Fam Med.  2013;2013:642472.

This article contains recommendations for providing sexual and reproductive health care to women with intellectual disabilities.


Resources from Health Professional Organizations


 The Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics offers numerous resources for providers (and families) related to youth health transition.

Adolescent Health

AAP Adolescent Health section page

Resources for pediatricians who provide adolescent healthcare.

ACOG Adolescent Health section page.

Resources for OBGYNs who care for adolescents and young adults.

Special Health Care Needs/Disabilities

AAP Council on Children with Disabilities:  Clinical Guidance and Resources on Transition

Resources for pediatricians related to transition.

ACOG-Women with Disabilities

Information on providing gynecological care to women with disabilities.  Applicable for providers offering gynecological care to transition-age young women.


Affordable Care Act Information

Certain types of preventive care should be FREE for your patients--teens, young adults, or adults--under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Click  here for information related to children (under 18) and here for information about adults.

Information on young adults and health care reform from

Fact Sheet:  The Affordable Care Act and You: What Your Family Needs to Know.  From the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 Fact Sheet:  The Affordable Care Act in Wisconsin:  Insurance Options for Young Adults From Covering Kids and Families-Wisconsin.  Also available in Spanish.



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