UF Youth Voices
UF Youth Advisory Council on Health Care Transition

The UF Behavioral Health Hub has formed a partnership with the following UF clinics:

  • UF Craniofacial Center
  • UF Pediatric Endocrinology
  • UF Pediatric Pulmonary
  • UF Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Together we hope to improve the Health Care Transition (HCT) process for patients ages 12-21.  We understand how important and meaningful the relationship is between a patient and their primary care provider, which is why our interprofessional collaboration seeks to create a smooth transition for all of our patients. 

In order to carry out this objective, we need youth in the community to join the conversation!  Youth ages 12-21 (those under 18 will need parent/guardian permission), are invited to attend our Zoom meetings as an opportunity to share their thoughts on what youth need most when transitioning to adult care.

Topics will be based on youth attendee suggestions or may include: clinic staff roles in supporting transition to adult care, healthcare while attending college, insurance coverage, co-pays, deductibles, appointments, follow-ups, the problem with no-shows, medication management, treatment planning, advocating for oneself, compliance, consent/release regarding medical record requests, electronic health record access and management, understanding lab test results, and more!

These meetings occur once a month, last about an hour, and participation can be counted towards volunteer hours for Florida Bright Futures Scholarship requirements.  If you or your child would like to share your thoughts and ideas on Health Care Transition at UF Health, please email Stephanie Gann to request the next Zoom email invitation and become a member of the UF Youth Advisory Council on HCT.