The New Jersey Action Blueprint for Transition to Adult Health Care (NJ UCEDD)

December 1, 2014

The Boggs Center is pleased to announce the publication and availability of The New Jersey Action Blueprint for Transition to Adult Health Care. The Action Blueprint is the culmination of the ideas and work of the stakeholder group, The New Jersey Developmental Disabilities Transition to Adult Health Care Forum. Convened by The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities (NJ UCEDD) with funding from The Special Hope Foundation, this stakeholder Forum addressed pressing issues in health care transition, and focused on shifting the predominant paradigm in health care transition from pediatrics being ‘ready' to send patients to preparing the adult health care system to ‘receive' emerging adult patients.

The Action Blueprint is designed to provide practitioners, advocates and policy makers with achievable, meaningful recommendations and strategies that will move health care for transition age youth with developmental disabilities in New Jersey closer to the ideal expressed in the Forum's guiding vision and the Patient Centered Medical Home model.

This guide can be accessed electronically on The Boggs Center's Website. Limited quantities are available in hard copy format, and can be ordered using the Product Order Form. Please contact susan.ellien@rutgers.edu with any questions.