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Transitions of Care Committee

Vision
  • To guide the IWK Transitions of Care Program to be effective, sustainable, and responsive for youth and families in keeping with National standards as they transition from pediatric to adult healthcare.
Purpose
  • To inform transition of care practices at the IWK Health Centre.
  • To guide the development of the IWK Transitions of Care Program, facilitate increased awareness, effectiveness, and capacity in supporting youth and families as they transition to adult healthcare.
  • To advocate for a responsive, individualized, and diverse transition process.
  • To integrate ongoing evaluation of Transitions of care.
Objectives
  • Develop standards of practice for transition from pediatric to adult healthcare.      
  • Define key roles and responsibilities in the transition of care process.
  • Promote early and ongoing collaboration with adult healthcare specialists and primary healthcare providers to facilitate a smooth transition for youth and families.
  • Develop a transition education plan to disseminate information to youth, families, and healthcare providers.
Membership
  • Members are reflective of Atlantic Canada’s diverse communities and should include key stakeholders, youth and family members, young adults with lived experience in transferring to adult care, pediatric and adult healthcare providers, and primary healthcare providers.
Term

2 year term with option to renew
Staggered membership

Reporting and Accountability

Children’s Health, Primary Health and leadership operations.

Meeting Schedule

Monthly Meetings: 1st Monthly from October to June