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A Primary Care Quality Improvement Approach to Health Care Transition
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This article from the May issue of Pediatric Annals will help health care providers and families of adolescents with the following objectives: 1. Learn about the new AAP/ ACP / AAFP clinical report and the GotTransition Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition. 2. Discuss the quality improvement approach to implementing health care transition supports in practice settings including lessons garnered from a learning collaborative. 3. Discover tools to start and support improvements in health care transition.

Clinical Reference Report
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The AAP, AAFP, and ACP will soon release a joint clinical report on transition for adolescents with and without special health care needs; it contains a guiding algorithm describing transition steps for all adolescents based on relevant diagnoses.

A Consensus Statement on Health Care Transitions for Young Adults
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The goal of transition in health care for young adults with special health care needs is to maximize lifelong functioning and potential through the provision of high-quality, developmentally appropriate health care services that continue uninterrupted as the individual moves from adolescence to adulthood. This policy statement represents a consensus on the critical first steps that the medical profession needs to take to realize the vision of family-centered, continuous, comprehensive, and compassionate health care transition.

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