February 20, 2018

Emerging Issues: Developing Models of Care for Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Dr. Kim Ahrens, MD, MPH at UW/Seattle Children’s Hospital is conducting an innovative study that tests of intervention for youth with special health care needs that is patient-centered, parent-engaged, and developmentally-informed. The study involves a literature search and focus groups with YSHCN aged 15-25 years, caregivers, and providers to gather input on the most critical and difficult transition tasks as well as developmental stage at which these tasks occur.