Supporting Youth to Adult Health Care Transition

Education for Healthcare Providers and Health Systems

Baylor College of Medicine 22nd Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care

October 27 & 28, 2022

Audience: medical providers, family members/ caregivers, and other transition stakeholders

 

The Baylor conference is the largest gathering in the country of experts and stakeholders in Healthcare Transition for youth. In previous years, The Youth Health Transition Initiative has hosted a gathering to view the conference webcast at the American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison. The webcast was also broadcast at Children’s WI for a gathering of professionals and other stakeholders from the Milwaukee area.

During the pandemic the conference was virtual and viewed by individuals from their own computers. For registration information visit our Baylor Conference webpage.

Introduction to Healthcare Transition Video

Audience: Healthcare and Service Providers

Youth Health Transition Initiative (YHTI) team member Julie Hajewski, NP, provides a brief overview of health care transition for medical providers.

 

Closing the Gap Provider Education

Audience: Healthcare Providers, Clinics, and Health Systems

Closing the Gap: A Healthcare Provider’s Guide to Working with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 

This module introduces healthcare providers to communication, motor, sensory, and behavioral strategies that can be used in healthcare settings to improve the care of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Attendees will learn about environmental sources in their practice settings that may stimulate challenging behaviors, as well as examine best practices for serving people of all ages with I/DD. This educational module can be customized to individual practices or systems based on their needs, and is typically delivered over 30-60 minutes.

Closing the Gap: A Basic Overview of Youth to Adult Healthcare Transition 

This module introduces healthcare professionals to the concept of healthcare transition with a focus on children and youth with special healthcare needs. Attendees will learn about the status of healthcare transition work in Wisconsin; including barriers, strategies, and implementation resources. This educational module can be customized to individual practices or systems based on their needs, and is typically delivered over 30-60 minutes.

Closing the Gap: Implementing Got Transition’s® Six Core Elements 

This module is designed for healthcare professionals or teams interested in initiating or continuing transition work. Attendees will be introduced to tools that can assess their current transition work, and then develop a plan for next steps or quality improvement. This educational module can be customized to individual practices or systems based on their needs, and is typically delivered over 20-40 minutes.

Closing the Gap: Guardianship & Supported Decision-Making: What Health Professionals Need to Know 

This module provides an overview of decision-making tools available to promote autonomy for youth and young adults with special healthcare needs, with a primary focus on Supported Decision-Making, and the role of the health professional in facilitating family decisions about what tools to use for healthcare. Attendees will learn about resources they can utilize in their practices for youth approaching transition age who may need assistance with medical decision-making. This educational module can be customized to individual practices or systems based on their needs, and is typically delivered over 30-60 minutes.

Closing the Gap: A Healthcare Provider’s Guide to Working with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 

This module introduces healthcare providers to communication, motor, sensory, and behavioral strategies that can be used in healthcare settings to improve the care of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Attendees will learn about environmental sources in their practice settings that may stimulate challenging behaviors, as well as examine best practices for serving people with I/DD. This educational module can be customized to individual practices or systems based on their needs, and is typically delivered over 30-60 minutes.

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Got Transition and the 6 Core Elements

Got Transition is the national technical assistance center for healthcare transition. The 6 Core Elements describe the elements to a successful transition. The Got Transition website also has tools for families and youth to help them on their transition journey.

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