Envisioning My Future: A Young Person's Guide to Health Care Transition

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Envisioning My Future: A Young Person's Guide to Health Care Transition

Description

This guide, written for youth with special health care needs, helps them prepare for their transition from pediatric health care or service to adult care or service. The guide provides tips for the young person, their parents, and family; transition checklists; and other information to help young patients adjust to the new setting and assure a safe changeover.

Topics covered include:

  • About transition
  • New responsibilities (ages 12-14)
  • Practicing independence (ages 15-17)
  • Taking charge (age 18 and up)
  • Transition resources

The tool is also available in Spanish.

Developer:

Institute for Child Health Policy (ICHP) at the University of Florida

Funding Sources:

Florida Department of Health, Florida Children's Medical Services Program

History

Release Date: 2005
Original Summary: June 2009
Last Updated: 08/13/14

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