As a health professional who cares for young adults, whether you’re a physician, nurse, social worker, or any other type of professional, you play an important role in youth health transition! We hope the resources on this website are useful as you provide the care and guidance to help your patients lead healthy and productive lives as young adults.
The resources listed below relate to a variety of transition issues. They may be of interest to youth, families, and professionals.
Provider Education Materials
American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, & American College of Physicians. (2011). Clinical report—Supporting the health care transition from adolescence to adulthood in the medical home. Pediatrics, 128, 182-202. doi:10.1542/peds.2011-0969 [reaffirmed 2015]
Benson, R. et al. A Triple-Aim Approach to Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care for Youth with Special Health Care Needs. Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. May 2014.
Duncan, RE et al. Balancing Parental Involvement With Adolescent Friendly Health Care in Teenagers With Diabetes: Are We Getting It Right? J Adolesc Health. 2014 Feb 8. S1054-139X(13)00782-9.
Gleit, R. et al. Transition Planning: Teaching Sexual Self-Management. Contemporary Pediatrics. April 1, 2014.
Moon, M et al. Web-Based Education on Primary Care of the Adolescent Patient: Comparison of Internal Medicine and Pediatric Programs Use and Test Scores. J Adolesc Health 2014 Feb 8. S53.
Sawin, K et al. Transitioning Adolescents and Young Adults with Spina Bifida to Adult Healthcare: Initial Findings from a Model Program. Rehabil Nurs. 2014 Jan 17.
Suh, E. et al. General Internists’ Preferences and Knowledge About the Care of Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer: A Cross-Sectional Survey. Ann Intern Med 7 January 2014, Vol 160, No. 1.
Thein-Nissenbaum, JM et al. Disordered eating, menstrual irregulaties, and musculoskeletal injury in high-school athletes: a comparison of oral contraceptive pill users and non-users. Sports Health. 2014 Jul;6(4):313-20.
Annunziato, RA et al. Strangers Headed to a Strange Land? A Pilot Study of Using a Transition Coordinator to Improve Transfer from Pediatric to Adult Services. J Pediatr 2013 August 28.pii: S0022-3476(13)00939-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.07.031.
Applebaum, MA et al. Perception of Transition Readiness and Preferences for Use of Technology in Transition Programs: Teens’ Ideas for the Future. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2013;25(2):119-25. doi: 10.1515/ijamh-2013-0019.
Betz. C.L., et al. Voices not heard: A systematic review of adolescents’ and emerging adults’ perspectives of health care transition. Nurs Outlook. 2013 Jul 19 pii: S0029-6554(13)00106-1.
Cerns, S. et al. Optimizing Adolescent Transition To Adult Care for Sickle Cell Disease. Medsurg Nurs. 2013 Jul-Aug;22(4):255-7.
Gurvitz, M, et al. Prevalence and Predictors of Gaps in Care Among Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patients: HEART ACHD (The Health, Education, and Access Research Trial). J Amer Coll Cardiol. 2013 May 28;61(21):2180-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2013.02.048. Epub 2013 Mar 28.
Jan, S. et al. Association of Hospital and Provider Types on Sickle Cell Disease Outcomes. Pediatrics. 2013 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print]
Johnson, HM. Undiagnosed hypertension among young adults with regular primary care use. J Hypertens. 2014 Jan;32(1):65-74.
Jordan, L. et al. Systematic Review of Transition from Adolescent to Adult Care in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2013 Apr;35(3):165-9
Lemly, DC et al. Advancing Healthcare Transition in the Medical Home: Tools for Providers, Families, and Adolescents with Special Needs. Curr Opin Ped. 2013 Aug;25(4):439-46. doi: 10.1097/MOP.0b013e3283623d2f.
Lotstein, DS et al. Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care for Youth Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes in Adolescence. Pediatrics. 2013 Apr;131(4):e1062-70. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-1450. Epub 2013 Mar 25.
Okumura, MJ. Change in Health Status and Access to Care in Young Adults with Special Health Care Needs: Results from the 2007 National Survey of Adult Transition and Health.
J Adolesc Health. 2013 Apr;52(4):413-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2012.08.005. Epub 2012 Oct 28.
Rauen, KK et al. Transitioning Adolescents and Young Adults with a Chronic Health Condition to Adult Health Care: An Exemplar Program.Rehabilitation Nursing. 2013 Mar/Apr. 38(2); 63-72.
Rossignol, L et al. Empowering Patients Who Have Specific Learning Disabilities. JAMA. 2013;310(14):1445-1446.
Society of General Internal Medicine. Care Transitions for Young Adults with Special Health Care Needs: Volume 2 SGIM Forum . Apr 2013; 36(4).
Society of General Internal Medicine. Care Transitions for Young Adults with Special Health Care Needs: Volume 1. SGIM Forum. Mar 2013; 36(3)
Tuchman, L., Schwartz, M. Health Outcomes Associated With Transition from Pediatric to Adult Cystic Fibrosis Care. Pediatrics. 2013 Oct 21.
White, P.H., et al A Primary Care Quality Improvement Approach to Health Care Transition. Pediatric Annals 2012 (41:5): e1-e7
Bloom, S.R. et al. Health Care Transition for Youth With Special Health Care Needs. J Adolesc Health 2012 Sept; 51(3): 213-9.