Pediatric/Adult Transfer of Care Quality Improvement Initiative

  • 20 Apr 2022

Five pediatric and adult dyad practice teams completed a pilot to transfer a sample of youths from Pediatric to Adult Health Care. At the final meeting in April, the practices shared their successes, challenges, and plans for sustainability.  Dr. Flanagan reviewed the feedback from youth surveys and self-assessment results. Consistently, youths agreed that the process of transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare was a positive experience. Next steps for this initiative include launching another call for applications and working with health plans and Medicaid to discuss payment for Transfer of Care related services. Special thanks are extended to RI Department of Health and Tufts Health Plan who provided funding to support this important work and to the National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health Care for providing invaluable content expertise.