The Health Care Transition
Vision: The health care leadership team envisions a universally integrated and culturally sensitive seamless transition of youth with special health care needs from pediatric to adult care within a medical home across the State of Maryland.
Mission: The mission of the health care transition team is to develop recommendations that promote the expansion of transition services in Maryland through appropriate evidence base support systems; providers, parents, and youth education; and collaboration with federal, state, and community base organizations.
Charge: To collectively develop recommendations for comprehensive statewide plan for an integrated system of care for youth to young adults transitioning from pediatric care to adult care systems.
Goal: Improve transition from pediatric to adult health care through the use of new and innovative strategies for health professionals and youth and families;
Improve the ability of youth and young adults to manage their own health and effectively use health services; and
Ensure an organized clinical process to facilitate transition preparation, transfer of care, and integration into adult-centered care in medical home or specialty care settings.