General Maternal & Child Health
Looking for Information and Conversation About Health Care Transition?
Got Transition Radio is for youth, families and professionals wanting to know more about youth transition to adult health care. Tune in every month with hosts Mallory Cyr and Eileen Forlenza and their special guests as they shine a light on health care transition hot topics! Hear real stories from people with experience and expertise. Get your questions answered or join the conversation with your comments. You will also learn more about Got Transition’s online information and resources. Potential topics for discussion include speaking up for your health needs, health care transition & college, going to the doctor without a parent, how to make the most of a doctor’s visit, small steps to health care independence, your family’s role in health care transition, and many more. To participate, simply go to www.GotTransition.org and click the link at the bottom of the page. “Like” Got Transition on Facebook to hear all about the upcoming episode and past episodes of Got Transition Radio also can be found on iTunes. To receive reminders of every episode, and for more information, be sure to join the Got Transition mailing list, click here.
MCHB Announce New Resource for MCH Professionals
The MCH Navigator is a learning portal that links individuals to existing open-access training, organized in areas consistent with nationally endorsed public health and MCH leadership competencies. Online training resources (e.g. archived webcasts and webinars, instructional modules and self-guided short courses) have undergone academic review and have been handpicked for, and vetted by, MCH audiences. While still in development, this portal helps meet urgent needs in the field and the early release will enable input and feedback from the widest of array of target audiences. To check out the MCH Navigator, click here.
New Report on Adolescents and Medical Home Interventions
The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health released a new report, Medical Home Innovations: Where Do Adolescents Fit? This report presents findings from interviews conducted with senior leaders of 12 medical home programs across the country, focusing on how the model has benefitted adolescents thus far. Key challenges remain, including enrolling adolescents with appropriate primary care providers, addressing adolescent concerns about privacy protection, developing further strategies for increasing their utilization of necessary services, and allowing adequate time for providers to care for their complex needs. To view this report, click here.