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19th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care – Registration Open

Who: Physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers, counselors, and other health care providers; youth and young adults who have a chronic illness or disability and their parents or guardians

What: This 2-day conference will focus on health care transition planning for children and youth with special health care needs. There will be sessions on setting up a transition program, transition to college for youth with mental health issues, differences between benefit programs, legal issues associated with transition, and much more. Download the brochure to learn more.

When: October 25-26, 2018

Where: MD Anderson Mitchell Basic Sciences Research Building in Houston, TX

Register: https://www.baylorcme.org/search/detail.cfm?cme=1070

2017 Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Outreach Survey Report

The 2017 CYSHCN Outreach Survey Report has been released. The report contains data about CYSHCN and their families with regard to medical home, transition to adulthood, and community inclusion. See the links below for English and Spanish versions of the survey report.

2017 Survey Report – English

2017 Survey Report – Spanish 

New Got Transition Preventive Care and Transition Toolkit Available

Got Transition, in collaboration with University of California San Francisco’s (UCSF) Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center, has released "Incorporating Health Care Transition Services into Preventive Care for Adolescents and Young Adults: A Toolkit for Clinicians." This toolkit provides suggested questions and anticipatory guidance for clinicians to introduce health care transition during preventive visits with adolescents and young adults. The toolkit is available in both English and Spanish.

External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services.  For more information about Children with Special Health Care Needs, Title V Maternal and Child Health, or information regarding maternal and child health in Texas, please email TitleV@dshs.texas.gov or call (512) 776-7373. 

Free 2-Day Professional Workshop on Transition for Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Who: Nurses, physicians, health care social workers, case managers, community health care workers, and other health care professionals

What: Join us to learn more about solutions to barriers to medical transition and principles and standards for effective transition. All materials provided.

When: July 26-27, 2018 OR August 10-11, 2018 from 9am-5pm

Where: Dell Children’s Medical Center

Register: Spaces are limited! Please RSVP with your name, discipline, phone number, and email to Zully Guerra at zguerra@utexas.edu.

This workshop is hosted by the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services, CSHCN Systems Development Group 

External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services.  For more information about Children with Special Health Care Needs, Title V Maternal and Child Health, or information regarding maternal and child health in Texas, please email TitleV@dshs.texas.gov or call (512) 776-7373.

Last updated September 5, 2018