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					                Got Healthcare?
    Important tools and resources for successful youth
          to adult health care and management



Stephanie Hood, B.A. – Transition Coordinator
Meredith Pyle – Title V CSHCN Specialist
Maryland Office for Children with Special Health
Care Needs
        Health Care Transition is:
• Health care transition is helping young people with
  special health care needs plan their move from the
  child-centered health care system to the adult-
  centered health care system. Some ways that this is
  done include:
   – Youth’s current doctors and health care providers
     discussing the youth’s changing health care needs as they
     become an adult and eventually seeing adult providers
   – Doctors and other health care providers encourage
     youth’s development of self-management skills and
     knowledge
   – Families, youth, and providers working together on a
     written Transition Plan(s)
                   Some quick facts…
• Many Maryland families report that their
  YSHCN do not receive the services they need
  to successfully transition to health care, work,
  and independence.
  – In 2006 only 37.4 %; Maryland ranked 42nd (NS-CSHCN)
  YSHCN ages 12-17 whose families report that…         Maryland %   Nation %
  doctors and other health care providers have         10.8         11.9
  discussed eventually seeing providers who treat
  adults
  doctors and other health care providers have         46.5         46.2
  discussed youth’s health care needs as he/she
  becomes an adult
  doctors and other health care providers usually or   75.4         78.0
  always encourage development of self-
  management skills and knowledge
           Transition Planning
• Developing a transition plan for YSHCN is an
  important tool in the process of moving to
  adulthood
• Including health care in the transition plan, or
  developing a separate health care transition
  plan with care providers, is crucial.
• Health care transition planning should be
  done by youth, families, and providers.
Transition Planning Resources for
              Youth
     Transition Planning Resources for
                   Youth
1.   http://www.gottransition.org/youth-resources
2.   http://healthytransitionsny.org/skills_media/tool_show
3.   http://cshcn.org/planning-record-keeping/teen-care-
     notebook
     Transition Planning Resources for
           Parents and Families
1.   http://www.gottransition.org/families-information
2.   http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/wrc/pdf/pubs/TAHC.pdf
3.   http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/assets/docs/OCDD/publicatio
     ns/EmergencyPreparednessTheTakeandGoEmergencyBook.
     pdf
   Transition Planning Resources for
               Providers
1. http://www.communityinclusion.org/pdf/man8.pdf
2. http://web.syntiro.org/hrtw//index.html
3. http://www.gottransition.org/providers-best-
   practices
                Questions?
For questions or additional information, contact:

Stephanie Hood, Transition Coordinator at
  Maryland’s Office for Genetics and Children
  with Special Health Care Needs at
  shood@dhmh.state.md.us or 410-767-5298

				
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