Health care transition (HCT) is the process of preparing youth and young adults for the transition to a healthy adulthood. For many, this means moving from a pediatric to an adult model of health care. A lack of HCT preparation guidance is associated with gaps in care, worsening health conditions, dissatisfaction with care, and increased rates of hospitalization.
Target Audience & Focus
This free, virtual, and national series is for health care providers who work with youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This includes primary and specialty care providers, advanced practice providers (NP/PA), nurses, speech-language pathologists and any other provider interested in transition.
Participants will learn and share strategies to support youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to direct their own transition from pediatric to adult care and a healthy adulthood.
Continuing Education Credits
- American Medical Association (AMA) PRA Category 1 Credits™ (AAP)
- American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) Contact Hours
- American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Category 1 CME
- Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education Credits
- American Psychological Association (APA) Continuing Education Credits
- University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Education Hours
This HCT ECHO training is funded by the Center for Transition to Adult Health Care for Youth with Disabilities. The Center’s goal is to empower youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 12-26 to direct their own transition from pediatric to adult care with no reduction in quality of care or gaps in services.