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Texas Transition Toolkit

The online Texas Transition Toolkit helps guide patients with special health care needs from pediatric health care to adult health care. This searchable database has articles on:

  • Health care transition for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN);
  • Tools used by different clinics and programs to ease health care transition for CYSHCN; and
  • Tools for developing your own health care transition program for CYSHCN. Texas A&M University School of Public Health developed this tool.

Neighborhood Navigator

The American Academy of Family Physicians developed this tool to help address social determinants of health. The website links users to thousands of local services that can assist with needs.

Link to Neighborhood Navigator: navigator.aafp.org/

Got Transition Preventive Care and Transition Toolkit

Got Transition, in collaboration with University of California San Francisco’s Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center, released " Incorporating Health Care Transition Services into Preventive Care for Adolescents and Young Adults: A Toolkit for Clinicians". This toolkit provides suggested questions and anticipatory guidance for clinicians to introduce health care transition during preventive visits with adolescents and young adults. The toolkit is available in both English and Spanish.

COVID-19 Resources

Health continues to be a trying time for all families. We know it can be especially difficult for families who have a child or youth with a special health care need.

Here are some external resources to provide information to families about COVID-19.  

COVID-19 CSHCN-Specific Information

Information for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.

Toolkit for People with Disabilities.

Materials for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Care Providers.

DSHS does not endorse external links to other websites. These links are informational and may not be accessible to individuals with disabilities. Please email TitleV@dshs.texas.gov for more information about CYSHCN, Title V Maternal and Child Health, or maternal and child health in Texas, or call 512-776-7373.