PPC SERIES Transitioning Adolescents into Adult Care

The webinar will give an introduction to health care transition to adult care. This will include formal and academic definitions and best practices, along with a review of the common tools used by pediatric institutions to help ensure patients receive a smooth transition. We will cover some leading institutional resources providing support for transition to adult care, and finally cover some of the many social programs that exist and change when youth enter the adult world.

Objectives:
1. Express the formal definition of “transition to adult care”
2. Describe some facilitators of good transition practices
3. List some resources available to help families and providers plan for transition to adult care

About the presenter:
Parag Shah, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Chronic Illness Transition Program
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Parag Shah, MD MPH is a general pediatric hospitalist working at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He serves as the medical director of the Chronic Illness Transition Program, which runs a life skills program, a transition clinic and a workforce development program for young adults to help them ease their transition to adulthood and adult healthcare. In addition, the team conducts consults to other medical divisions and collaborates with community organizations to enhance transition to adult care services.