Graduating from pediatric to adult health care

For Youth & Families

From Got Transition

Family Toolkit on Health Care Transition
Got Transition and its National Family Health Care Transition Advisory Group developed a toolkit for families to use during the transition from pediatric to adult health care. It includes a set of tools for youth and parents/caregivers to use to better prepare for the transition to adult care.


5 Steps to Prepare for Health Care Transition
These 5 easy steps can help youth, young adults, and their families prepare for transition to adult health care.

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FloridaHATS Information Guides

Skill-Building Curricula and Videos

Readiness Checklists & Care Plans

  • TRAQ, Transition Readiness Assessment Tool. TRAQ is a validated, patient-centered questionnaire that providers and families can use to assess youths’ ability to make appointments, to understand their medications and to develop other skills needed for transition to adult care. It is designed to be self-administered and it takes less than 5 minutes for youth to fill it out. The questionnaire can also be filled out by caretakers to get their perspective on their youth’s transition skills. Use of this instrument has the potential to improve transition assessment and support and improve health outcomes during healthcare transition for youth with special health care needs. TRAQ is available in an excel file to input, score and aggregate results, or in PDF. Visit the East Tennessee State University web site to download the instrument and learn more.
  • Got Transition’ Sample Readiness Assessment for Youth/Young Adults. For all versions of the Six Core Elements assessment, including those for caregivers and Spanish speakers, visit www.GotTransition.org.
  • STARx Program Tools, from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Brief Transition Checklist (ages 12 – 18+)
  • MyMedSchedule Plus app (free medication schedules and email/text reminders!)

Medical Summary Forms

Youth Leadership

Condition-Specific Materials

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome

Cystic Fibrosis

Diabetes

HIV/AIDS

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities  (ID/DD)

Metabolic Conditions

Spina Bifida

Sickle Cell Disease

System-Specific Materials

Foster Care

Mental Health

Oral Health

  • Oral Health Florida
  • Florida Donated Dental Services (DDS) provides dental care to elderly, disabled and medically at-risk clients. One must be unable to pay for dental care and need extensive treatment (more than routine care).  Visit here to learn more and to apply for services.
  • Oral Health Sustainability Resource Center  (developed by Palm Beach State College)

Other Resources