Florida Health and Transition Services (HATS)
Welcome to the FloridaHATS Web site! FloridaHATS is a collaborative program of the Florida Department of Health, Children’s Medical Services Network, Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, and other partners throughout the state.
To ensure successful transition from pediatric to adult health care for all youth and young adults in Florida, including those with disabilities, chronic health conditions or other special health care needs.
All youth in Florida will successfully transition to every aspect of adult life, including adult health care, work, and independence.
Youth and young adults will:
- Participate in decision-making at all levels, and be satisfied with the services they receive,
- Receive coordinated, ongoing, comprehensive care within a medical home,
- Have adequate private and/or public insurance to pay for the services they need,
- Be continuously screened to detect other conditions and prevent secondary disabilities,
- Access community-based systems that are integrated, collaborative, and organized so they can be easily used, and
- Will receive services that meet their physical, social, and developmental needs.
- Learn about tools and resources for schools in our FloridaHATS presentation from the annual conference of the Florida School Health Association in Orlando on May 9, 2013.
- See flyer for CLEAR, a new statewide mental health referral and access line, 1-800-945-1355
- JacksonvilleHATS introduces an easy-to-use, interactive Transition Toolkit for physicians, families and youth, case managers, and teachers. Through a series of questions based on the AAP’s clinical guidelines for transitional care, the toolkit helps you determine which resources may be most useful (depending on your role) to support the transition process. Get started here!
- Transition 2 Go, a series of informational briefs with transition-related tips and resources for health care providers in Florida
- Use this decision-making tree to prepare young Floridians with special needs for transition to an adult model of care, Algorithm for YSHCN in Florida.
- See results from our Coalition Evaluation, using the PARTNER Tool.
- A one-hour, recorded continuing education module about Transitions of Care for Indivduals with ID/DD is available through the webinar series, Physician Education in Developmental Disabilities. The free, 12 credit-hour series can be accessed at http://aadmd.org/page/pedd-webinar-series.
- A graduate level, online certificate in Education and Health Care Transition (EdHCT) is now being offered by the University of Florida. Visit http://education.ufl.edu/education-healthcare-transition/ to learn more about integrating education and health care transition, and building expertise in this emerging discipline.
- For the latest information from the National Health Care Transition Center, go to Got Transition?
Feedback and suggestions to make this site as useful as possible are welcome.