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:

  • 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
    View presentation at the following link:

    Thursday, May 16
    Supported Decision Making
    WBPDD: Tami Jackson, Public Policy Analyst and Legislative Liaison
    View presentation at the following link:

    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
  • 2018

    November 27, 2018

    Part I: Journal Review: Discussion and Highlights of Updated 2018 Clinical Report on Transition.
    Youth Health Transition Team
    View presentation at the following link:

    Part II – Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (WBPDD) Tools and Resources
    WPBDD: Jeremy Gundlach, Communications Specialist
    View presentation at the following link:

    September 25, 2018

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

    View presentation at the following link:

    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

    View presentation at the following link:

    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
  • 2017

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

    View presentation here:

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

    View presentation here:

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

    View presentation here:

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

    View presentation here:


  • 2016

    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.

    View presentation here:

  • 2015

    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

  • 2014

    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.  

  • 2013

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