Health Transition Wisconsin

Supporting Youth to Adult Health Care Transition
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 Welcome to Wisconsin's Youth Health Transition Initiative!

The Youth Health Transition Initiative provides Wisconsin’s youth, family members, providers, and other community collaborators with information on the movement from the pediatric world to adult health care. Tools, materials, and resources are available to help teens, families, and health care systems in the health care transition process.

Download or view our Stay A Step Ahead brochure for an introduction to Healthcare Transition and a list of resources. Download or view our Transition Infographic here, or use the links below to explore more.

For upcoming events go to the events page.

Sign up for list-serv here

March 11, 2021 (12-1pm) Adapting Health Transition Services for Youth with Special Health Care Needs during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe a model Transition Program at the Emory University Cystic Fibrosis Care Center.

2. Discuss adaptations in health care transition processes during the move to telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

3. Apply lessons learned to planning how health care transition services will be implemented in the future.

Thursday, March 11
12:00pm-1:00pm
Registration

The Wisconsin Youth Health Transition Initiative will host a presentation on strategies and lessons learned for engaging youth with complex health conditions, who are transitioning to the adult health care system, and their families during COVID-19 and beyond.  The first presenter will be Brandi Middour-Oxler, DNP from the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University Cystic Fibrosis Care Center. Brandi will be talking about the transition service model used in this specialty care clinic, and how they have adapted to supporting health care transition remotely during the last year.  To share a WI perspective, Megan Teed, DNP, FNP-BC, APNP, from the Complex Care Clinic at Children’s WI and a QI grantee, will share her experience engaging youth and families during the pandemic.

Brandi Middour-Oxler is a doctorally prepared nurse practitioner and the cystic fibrosis Transition Program Coordinator at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University Cystic Fibrosis Care Center. Her interests include transition-related research, supporting young adults and their parents as they prepare for adult-centered care, and relationship-centered communication.

Megan Teed is a doctorally prepared nurse practitioner in the Complex Care Program at Children’s Wisconsin.  Interests include facilitating communication between health care providers, patients, and families to be able to effectively create safe transition plans for young adults with medical complexity as they transition from pediatric to adult health care.

For more information about webinars and for recordings of past Learning Communities, go to the  Learning Community page.

Youth Health Transition is piloting a new curriculum! For information about upcoming dates and registration, visit our Events page.

EXPLORE TRANSITION

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TAKE ACTION

Families and youth: explore tools and information about common transition questions, and discover new resources to Stay a Step Ahead in the  transition process.

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GOT TRANSITION + 6 CORE ELEMENTS

See what’s happening here in Wisconsin, and on the national level, check out the new, more accessible website for Got Transition. Learn about the The 6 Core Elements of Health Care Transition.

Grant Application

GRANTS & EDUCATION

Grants and educational opportunities are designed to support practices and health care systems in initiating one or more quality improvement processes.

Transition Tools

Condition Specific Tools

Have questions about a specific condition?

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Training & Events

Whether you're a teen, young adult, family member or health professional you can brush up on your skills.

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Health Transition Communications

Join our list-serv and receive updates related to health care transition efforts.

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Find Your Regional Center Location

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Wisconsin has five Regional Centers that support families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and the providers who serve them. Regional Center staff can provide information on many issues, including transition.  All services are free and private.

Choose a region:

Northern Regional Center
Northeast Regional Center
Western Regional Center
Southern Regional Center
Southeast Regional Center