Health Transition Wisconsin

Supporting Youth to Adult Health Care Transition
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Wisconsin’s Youth Health Transition Initiative

Youth Health Transition Initiative (YHTI)

The YHTI provides information to Wisconsin’s health care systems and providers, community collaborators, families, and caregivers with information on the movement from pediatric health care to the adult health care system. Technical assistance, training events, tools, and resources are available to help ensure a more smooth and successful health care transition process.

La Iniciativa de Transición de Salud Juvenil brinda información a los sistemas y proveedores de atención médica de Wisconsin, colaboradores comunitarios, familias y cuidadores con información sobre el cambio de la atención médica pediátrica al sistema de atención médica para adultos. La asistencia técnica, los eventos de capacitación, las herramientas y los recursos están disponibles para ayudar a garantizar un proceso de transición de atención médica más fluido y exitoso.

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Resources in English and Spanish

Download or view our Stay A Step Ahead brochure for an introduction to Healthcare Transition and a list of resources. My Health Pocket Guide is for youth and families to fill out and take to medical appointments.

Descargue o vea nuestro folleto Manténgase un paso por delante para obtener una introducción a la transición de cuidado de salud y una lista de recursos. Mi guía sanitaria de bolsillo es para que las familias la completen y la lleven a sus citas médicas.

Download or view our Transition Infographic here, or use the links below to explore more.


Take Action

Families and youth: explore tools and information about common transition questions. Discover new resources to Stay a Step Ahead in the  transition process. Get started with the 5 steps to Healthcare Transition, including the  Transition Readiness Assessment for Caregivers and Parents and the Transition Readiness Assessment for Youth, all from Got Transition.

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Got Transition

See what’s happening on the national level. Check out the new, more accessible website for Got Transition. Learn about the The 6 Core Elements of Health Care Transition.

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 Education and Training

Introduction to Youth Health Transition: The process of getting ready for health care as an adult VIDEO

See upcoming trainings and opportunities for families, providers, and community members to learn more about Healthcare Transition.

For condition specific tools, visit the American College of Physicians Pediatric to Adult Care Transition Initiative. 


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General Tools

Check your progress on transition here.

  1. Workbook for Youth
  2. Pocket Guide

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Stay Informed: Trainings and Health Transition Updates

  1. Join the list serv
  2. View the transition timeline, starting at age 12

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Condition Specific Tools

Have questions about a specific condition?

  1. Condition Specific Information
  2. Condition Specific Checklist

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Learning how to make choices and decisions needs to start at a young age. Have questions about guardianship, Supported Decision-Making, or disclosure?

  1. The WI Board for People with Developmental Disabilities
  2. Family Voices of WI Resource Library
  3. Guardianship Support Center

Find Your Regional Center Location


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Wisconsin has five Regional Centers that support families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and the providers who serve them. Regional Center staff can provide information on many issues, including transition.  All services are free and private.

Choose a region:

Northern Regional Center
Northeast Regional Center
Western Regional Center
Southern Regional Center
Southeast Regional Center