Supporting Youth to Adult Health Care Transition

Training & Events

Have a specific event or training in mind?

Find a list of training and educational opportunities below, or browse the event calendar at the following link healthtransitionwi.org/events

You can also contact your Regional Center or Family Voices of Wisconsin at https://www.familyvoiceswi.org/ to ask about trainings in your area.

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Youth Health Transition Learning Community

The Youth Health Transition Learning Community provides networking opportunities for those who wish to learn more about transition and 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 medical providers, parents and caregivers, service providers, school staff, and anyone interested in supporting youth as they transition from adolescent to adult health care.

The Youth Health Transition Initiative, based at the Waisman Center in Madison, facilitates Learning Community activities. You can access past learning community presentation recordings and power points at http://Learning Community Quarterly Broadcast

The next Learning Community will be on Thursday, March 10, 2022, noon-1pm CST.

Future Learning Community information:  Youth Health Transition uses Zoom for the Learning Community. You can connect by computer or phone.  We will post registration and details for future events on the website and on our list-serv.

Sign up for list-serv here.

2022 Learning Community Dates

March 10, 2022

May 12. 2022

September 8, 2022

November 10, 2022

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):

Baylor College of Medicine Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult Based Care

The 23rd annual conference will take place October 27 & 28, 2022.

The Youth Health Transition Initiative will send out registration information starting in August 2022. We hope that the conference will be in person in 2022, so that we can host a gathering of conference participants both  in Madison and in Milwaukee. Please mark your calendar with the dates and watch for more on the website and listserv.

Sign up for list-serv here.

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

“Bridging the Gap” was piloted in 2018 with similar content to the parent curriculum Build Your Bridge, but with adaptations for a shorter time available (e.g. a conference breakout) and modular information tailored to different audiences.  The 45-60 minute presentation is one that is appropriate for mixed audiences (parents and professionals) and provides resources and referrals for more information but is not designed to focus on skill-building or creating a transition plan for individual youth and families. Please contact your local Regional Center (link opens in a new tab) to see about scheduling.

Build Your Bridge Family Education

Build Your Bridge: Moving from Child to Adult Health Care

Date and Times will vary, check with your local Regional Center for a presentation near you!

This is a free presentation and conversation to help guide families through the transition from child-centered to adult health care systems. Youth and families are often overwhelmed and under-prepared for the transition to adult health care. This presentation will introduce and discuss when to start thinking about health care transition as well as provide helpful tools and resources. Visit the Regional Center section to find a presentation near you, or contact us.

As a result of participating in this presentation we hope you will:
• Define youth healthcare transition, what it is and why it is important.
• Identify activities in daily life where transition occurs.
• Apply tools and resources to take an active role in the health care transition process.
• Start a health transition action plan.

Health Provider & Health Professional Education (in development)

For more information on how your clinic can participate, visit our Health Care Providers section.

Learning Community Quarterly Broadcast

The recording for the November 11 Learning Community, entitled, The Importance and Integration of Health Care Transition in Schools, is now available.

Samhita Ilango, from Got Transition, reported on the latest data on outcomes for children who engage in the transition process. She also described the pilot project involving collaboration between DC Schools and Got Transition. DC Schools community health centers provided transition information and services to teens at the schools, with technical assistance from Got Transition.

Recording is available at: Short Introduction to Health Transition and Schools

Presentation power point is available at: The Importance and Integration of Health Care Transition in School Settings

For more information or to sign up to receive notifications of upcoming opportunities visit our Learning Community page.