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Sample Tools

The Minnesota Transition Collaborative was started in 2012 and funded by the National Health Care Transition Center and the Children and Youth with Special Health Needs Section at the Minnesota Department of Health until 2015. 

 

The Collaborative included four clinics:  Hennepin County Medical Center, Essentia Clinic - Duluth, HealthPartners Como and White Bear Lake and CentraCare Women and Children's Clinic.  These clinics with the assistance of families and youth from their clinics developed a transition program within their organization using the 6 Core Elements of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau national transition center. 

 

The following information provides samples of the tools developed and used by the various clinic transition teams during the Collaborative.

Samples of Transition Policies

The following documents are samples of transition policies developed by the CentraCare Women and Children's Clinic and Essentia Clinic - Duluth using the 6 core elements.

CentraCare Women's and Children's Clinic Transition Policy
CentraCare Transition Policy.doc
Microsoft Word document [57.0 KB]
Essentia Clinic in Duluth transition policy
Duluth transition policy.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [198.7 KB]

Samples of Transition Readiness Assessments

The following documents are samples of Transition Readiness Assessments from the 6 core elements.  However, these Readiness Assessments were edited by the clinic transition teams including family and youth partners for the clinics individual use.  

CentraCare Women's and Children's Clinic Transition Readiness Assessment
CentraCare Transition Policy.doc
Microsoft Word document [57.0 KB]
Essentia Clinic - Duluth - Transition Readiness Assessment for Families
Duluth readiness assessment for famlies.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [93.8 KB]
Essentia Clinic - Duluth - Transition Readiness Assessment for Youth
Duluth readiness assessment for youth).p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [90.5 KB]
Hennepin County Medical Center Transition Readiness Assessment - Epic Version
This document of an edited version of the Transition Readiness Assessment for use in the EPIC electronic health record.
Hennepin County transition Readniness Li[...]
Microsoft Word document [96.5 KB]
Northern Lights School Transition Readiness Assessment
Northern Lights School Transition Readiness Assessment-This document is a Transition Readiness Assessment taken from the Essentia Readiness Assessment for use with youth with special health to support their education transition program
Northern Lights School Readiness Assessm[...]
Microsoft Word document [24.3 KB]
Hennepin County Medical Center Transition Brochure
Hennepin County Medical Center Transition Program Brochure-This is a sample of a brochure developed for families and youth planning transition in health care at Hennepin County Medical Center.
Hennepin County sample brochure Transiti[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [254.1 KB]
Hennepin County Transition Packet - list of contents of packets for families
Hennepin Transition Packet-This document is a list of the contents of a transition packet developed for youth with special health needs and their families planning transition in health care.
Hennepin County transition Readniness Li[...]
Microsoft Word document [96.5 KB]

Other Resources Identified by Clinics, Families and Youth

Also see resources under Family/Youth and Caregiver for more family and youth freindly information.

Ages and Skills in Transition
This document is a transition timeline for use with youth with special health needs and their families. It charts transition skills to be presented according to developmental age. This information if credited to Carolina Health and Transition (CHAT) The North Carolina Division of Public Health, Women and Children’s Health Section Children & Youth Branch. (2009)
Ages and skills in transition.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [77.6 KB]
Differences in Care
This is good information to share with families and youth. It compares pediatric and adult health care and assists families and you to understand why they need to prepare for transition to adult care. This document was developed y UIC-Division of Specialized Care for Children and the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Differences in Care..docx
.docx File [592.7 KB]
Preparing for College:
This document discusses how to prepare for college when a youth has a special health need. Developed by www.gottransiton.org.
Preparing for College..pdf
.pdf File [1.1 MB]
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