Transition Navigator Trial: Moving to Adult Care | November 29, 2018

The Transition Navigator Trial (TNT) is a new province-wide initiative evaluating the effectiveness of a patient navigator service versus usual care + newsletters to improve outcomes for patients moving from pediatric to adult care. They are looking for youth aged 16-21 years old with a chronic health condition who will be transferring to adult specialty care to participate in the study.

The navigator is a social worker who will work with youth and families for up to 24 months after the time of transfer. The navigator will support the youth and/or family during the transition to adult care following recommended clinical practice guidelines. The navigator will focus on:

*Preparing for transfer

*Reducing social and economic barriers to healthcare

*Serving as a health system broker

*Promoting self-management

If you are interested in learning more about how you can participate, please email tnt@ucalgary.ca. You may also check out www.tntrial.org for more information!

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