Supporting Youth to Adult Health Care Transition

Learning Community

The Youth Health Transition Learning Community provides networking opportunities for health professionals who wish to move transition forward in their own organizations. This statewide group comes together virtually to share ideas and best practices around youth health transition. This webinar is for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, community supports, and anyone interested in supporting youth as they transition from adolescent to adult health care.

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The Youth Health Transition Initiative, based at the Waisman Center in Madison, facilitates Learning Community activities.

The next Learning Community will be Thursday, September 26thth from noon-1:00pm. Our topic is Supporting Self-Management in Children and Adolescents with Complex Chronic Conditions.. Registrants will be able to connect to the Learning Community through Zoom, using your computer or phone. A notice will be sent to the list-serv with more details.

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Unable to attend the live event? You can view past Learning Community webinars using the links below:

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2019 Transition Learning Community Recordings and Upcoming Dates

2019 Learning Community Dates

Join the quarterly webinar from 12pm to 1pm (CST). Topics and speakers will be listed here.

Details and call information are provided via our list-serv, so make sure to subscribe by clicking here!

(Please note the webinar will take place on Thursdays from 12 pm to 1 pm CST):

Thursday, February 28
Assessment of Health Care Transition Readiness for Health Care Practices
Youth Health Transition: Anne Harris
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Thursday, May 16
Supported Decision Making
WBPDD: Tami Jackson, Public Policy Analyst and Legislative Liaison
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Presentation materials:

Presentation slides
Resource handout

  • Thursday, September 26:  Melissa Novotny, DNP  Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Complex Care Program and Pediatric Cerebral Palsy Clinic, American Family Children’s Hospital, Supporting Self-Management in Children and Adolescents with Complex Chronic Conditions
  • Thursday, November 14


November 27, 2018

Part I: Journal Review: Discussion and Highlights of Updated 2018 Clinical Report on Transition.
Youth Health Transition Team
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Part II – Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (WBPDD) Tools and Resources
WPBDD: Jeremy Gundlach, Communications Specialist
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September 25, 2018

Transition Tools & Resources: Meeting the Needs of Different Audiences
Maia Stitt, MS
Youth Health Transition Initiative (YHTI) Coordinator

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May 22, 2018
Successfully Partnering with Youth: Strategies for Including Young Adult Perspectives to Improve Adolescent Health Outcomes – Wisconsin Transition Learning Community & PATCH
Erica R. Koepsel, MA PATCH Program Manager

Eliette Soler, PATCH Teen Educator

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March 27, 2018
Health Care Transition Payment Strategies – Wisconsin Transition Learning Community
Peggy McManus, MHS, Got Transition, The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health

View presentation at the following link:

Presentation materials:

Coding and Reimbursement Tip Sheet

Template Letter on Pediatric to Adult Transition Codes version 1

Future Learning Community dates:

  • See 2019 Tab


August 9, 2017
Efforts and Reflections from the 2017 Youth Health Transition Quality Improvement Grantees
2017 Quality Improvement Grants Teams

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June 14, 2017
Become the CEO of Your Life: Navigating Life and Health Care Transitions
Anna Goulker, MS

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April 12, 2017
Identifying and Partnering with Adult Health Care Providers for Successful Transitions
Peggy McManus, MHS

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February 8, 2017
Engaging Patients and Key Stakeholders In Quality Improvement
Sarah Davis, JD, MPA, Associate Director, Center for Patient Partnerships

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September 27, 2016
Quality Improvement Grantees
Efforts and Reflections from the 2016 Youth Health Transition Quality Improvement Grantees

Presentation unavailable.

June 17, 2016
Emilia Arana, MD, Department Director, Pediatrics, Sixteenth Street Community Health Center:  Implementing Health Care Transition – Experiences in a General Pediatric Practice

Presentation unavailable.

April 4, 2016
Megan Farley, PhD, Waisman Center UCEDD: Supporting Families to Aid Teen Transitions. Transitioning Together.

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June 4, 2015
Liz Hecht, Waisman Center UCEDD: Assisted Decision Making.  Ellie Hartman, WI PROMISE

March 2015
The 2014 Transition Grantees,  presenting on family engagement and involvement in transition QI


December 2014
Kerry Jedele, MD, Kevin Josephson MS, CGC, and Lara Head, PhD.  Life-long care for persons with Down Syndrome

June 2014
Craig Becker, MSSW, Darci Pfeil, PNP and UW Health Pediatric and Adult Teams on transition and cystic fibrosis

February 2014
Drs. Mala Mathur, Ann Behrmann, and Leah Ederer of GHC-SCW on their transition initiatives.  


November 2013
Dr. Bob Rohloff and a team from Southwest Pediatrics/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin on their experiences creating a transition committee