Purpose and Mission
Our mission is to create a forum to promote discussion, collaboration, research and innovation among scientists, clinicians, advocates, policymakers, as well as youth and families who are interested in improving the health and healthcare of youth and young adults as they transition from adolescence to adulthood, from child health systems to adult health systems.
Current SIG Goals
The goals of the Health Care Transition and Disease Self-Management SIG are to:
- Host an annual meeting that promotes discussion and collaboration related to research, clinical care and policy
- Collaborate with specialty societies and advocacy organizations to encourage discussion and review and promote best practices
- Maintain a listserve to foster communication among members of the SIG and others interested in Health Care Transition
The 2019 Pediatric Academic Society Health Care Transition and Disease Self-Management (HCT-DSM) SIG in Baltimore, featured a theme of “Educating Providers Around Best Practices in Transition.” The intention was for the group to learn about various ongoing activities around teaching trainees about healthcare transition. Objectives included introducing the group to adult learning theories, exposing the group to a variety of ongoing educational programs, and begin the discussion about standardizing our approach to transition education.
The SIG session began with a speaker, Dr. Shareen Kelly, who introduced the group to adult learning concepts. Dr. Kelly is an Associate Professor at Drexel University College of Medicine. She spoke specifically about Bloom’s Taxonomy, cognitive learning theories, and enhanced learning methods.
Next, we had panel presentations on educational initiatives around transition that are ongoing at various institutions. Among the concepts presented, were an initiative that improved uptake of a transition planning tool built into the EMR, a project developing a standardized transition curriculum for residents, incorporating transition education into pre-clinical medical student learning to promote attitude and culture change, and using QI methods to educate providers on transition best practices.
Finally, we had a robust discussion around next steps for promoting transition education. Topics included how to use the various learning methods discussed by Dr. Kelly to promote resident and provider education. In addition, how to integrate transition education into residency programs and increased protected time for providers who work on educating future physicians. Furthermore, we discussed learning about programs in place to educate non-physician colleagues. The conversation evolved into a discussion about funding various transition efforts, including exploring alternative payment systems and promoting existing coding tools. This set the basis for planning for next year’s SIG.
Other groups that work in your area of interest:
- APA Complex Care SIG
- APA Developmental-Behavioral SIG
- Health Care Transition Research Consortium
- Got Transition
- MPPDA – Med-Peds Program Director Association
- Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine
- Society for General Internal Medicine – Adults with Complex Conditions Originating in Childhood
- American College of Physicians – ACP Council of Subspecialty Societies
- Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care, Baylor College of Medicine