Audience: Healthcare and Service Providers, Transition Stakeholders, Community Members, Families/Caregivers
The learning community provides networking opportunities and information about transition. This statewide group comes together virtually in September, November, March, and May to share ideas and best practices around youth health transition.
For information about upcoming Learning Community events, and to access past event recordings and presentation power points, visit Healthcare Transition Learning Community Broadcasts
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Education and Events
Baylor College of Medicine 23rd Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care
SAVE THE DATE October 26 & 27, 2023
Audience: medical providers, family members/ caregivers, and other transition stakeholders
POSSIBLE GROUP VIEWING IN 2023
The Baylor conference is the largest gathering in the country of experts and stakeholders in Healthcare Transition for youth. Prior to the pandemic, the Youth Health Transition Initiative hosted a gathering to view the conference webcast at the American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison and at Children’s WI for a gathering of professionals and other stakeholders from the Milwaukee area. More information will be available in summer 2023.
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.
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.