Supporting Youth to Adult Health Care Transition

Quality Improvement Grants

The Youth Health Transition Initiative (YHTI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Center offers support for the implementation of health care transition quality improvement (QI) processes that support youth health transition at the practice level. This opportunity is made available through a collaboration with the Wisconsin Medical Home Initiative (WISMHI).

Advancing Family-Centered Care Coordination for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Using a Shared Plan of Care (SPoC) Quality Improvement Project Opportunity.

The Request for Proposals for 2020 quality improvement grant projects is open.

Access grant guidance and online application by opening the following documents or visiting the following websites:

Grant Opportunity Overview

Grant Guidance

Grant Application:

Completed applications are due by December 2, 2019.

For additional information on the 2020 Grants, please visit or contact Colleen Lane at

For additional information on focusing on patients 12-21 years old transitioning from pediatric to adult health care, please contact Tim Markle at

General Information

The YHTI QI work is designed to support practices and health care systems in initiating one or more quality improvement processes that will support provider, youth and family awareness and engagement, as well as increase knowledge and skills, to support successful health care transition from pediatric to adult health care. Got Transition’s Six Core Elements will guide grantees through strategies recommended for transition.

Project teams are required to pilot and implement use of a shared plan of care with children with special health care needs, promote youth and family engagement in the QI activities, increase professional understanding of family-centered care coordination and promote the exchange of strategies through participation in a statewide learning community. Sites may choose to focus on pediatric populations with chronic health or behavioral health needs, medical complexity, those 12-21 years old transitioning from pediatric to adult health care, or other criteria given rationale for this selection.

Grant work will aide teams in assessing their current transition status, educate and build awareness among staff using evidence-based tools and resources, implement transition quality improvement efforts, and sustain efforts after completion of the grant cycle. Teams will also share strategies and challenges with other practices implementing transition efforts within their systems.