Health Care Transition Grants
The National Alliance, with funding support from HHS’ Maternal and Child Health Bureau, is directing Got Transition/Center for Health Care Transition Improvement to expand the availability of effective transition supports from pediatric to adult health care. Activities of the national resource center focus on transition quality improvement, education and training of health professionals, youth and family engagement, policy development, and information and dissemination.
The DC Department of Health recently funded The National Alliance to expand health care transition training, services, and consumer leadership in Wards 7 and 8. The new grant will allow The National Alliance to partner with the DC Community Health Administration, the DC Department of Behavioral Health, MedStar Georgetown’s School Based Health Center at Anacostia High School, Health Services for Children with Special Needs, and the DC Department of Health Care Finance. Since 2009, the DC Department of Health has funded The National Alliance to improve transition supports for DC youth with special needs.
Johns Hopkins Adolescent Health Disparities Leadership Training Program contracted with The National Alliance to develop an interdisciplinary transition training program for Maryland. In addition, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution has contracted with The National Alliance to facilitate adoption of health care transition into routine clinical care.