Family physicians need to know what to expect when they are asked to become the medical home for a young adult who is transitioning from pediatric care to adult care. However, effectively managing that transition and ensuring a positive patient experience can be challenging for all participants.
Join family physician Laura Pickler, M.D., M.P.H., of Aurora, Colo., on Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. CDT for a webinar titled Supporting Health Care Transitions in the Medical Home, that will be offered via the TransforMED Delta-Exchange network.
AAFP members who are not signed up for their free Delta-Exchange network memberships can do so before the webinar.
Pickler, an assistant professor of family medicine, pediatrics and otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine has established herself as a leader on the topic of care transitions. She helped write portions of a report titled Supporting the Health Care Transition From Adolescent to Adulthood in the Medical Home(pediatrics.aappublications.org) that was published in the July 2011 Pediatrics.
That guideline, a collaborative effort of the AAFP, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the America College of Physicians, provides detailed guidance on how to plan and execute optimal health care transitions for young patients.
In the one-hour webinar, Pickler will, among other things,
- review transition of care principles that are applicable to all children and adolescents,
- highlight portions of the 2011 report, and
- share pertinent points from a program called Got Transition? offered by the National Health Care Transition Center(www.gottransition.org).
Webinar registration is open now. Sign up today to learn more about a topic that universally affects family physicians.
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Report is Collaborative Effort of AAFP, AAP, ACP