IOTI - Healthy Transitions

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Project Details

This project supports youth and young adults with special health care needs and their families in their efforts to understand the transition of health care, including providers and services. The project provides youth, young adults and families with the opportunity to meet others who are facing the same challenges and as them to receive and provide support to one another. Agencies, families, and the informal supports in the community will work together to ensure that all youth/young adults and families will receive the information they need to make informed decisions about transitioning into adulthood for optimal health and well being. By partnering with local communities this project will provide families living across the state, including rural areas, with training where these opportunities might not otherwise be provided.

Objectives
1. Increase participants' understanding of the transition from pediatric to adult healthcare
2. Assist participants in identifying appropriate health insurance and funding resources
3. Provide resources and stragegies to support participants in advocating and accessing appropriate and timely care
4. Increase the statewide training capacity of Utah Family Voices staff at the Utah Parent Center to provide Healthy Transitions for Individuals with Special Health Care Needs and their families for families, health care providers and other professional partners.

Outcomes
As a result of their participation, parents will increase their knowledge about health care transition and the resources available, improve well being of youth/young adults with special needs and their families, and increase the numbers of youth and young adults, parents and professionals across the state utilizing the knowledge and tools for transition planning and presence into the adult health care system and services.