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Adolescent Medicine

Good 2 Go Transition Program

Young people leave SickKids by the time they are 18.  Many young people have been coming to SickKids for their healthcare for as long as they can remember.  Some have spent more time at the Hospital than they have in school, or even in their own homes. These teens have many similar experiences, but also come from a multitude of cultures and family constellations.  The transition from the paediatric healthcare system, with its own distinct culture and ways of doing things, into the adult health-care system can be a challenge for teens and their families.

Our goal is to prepare all youth with chronic health conditions to leave SickKids by the age of 18 years with the necessary skills and knowledge to advocate for themselves (or through others), maintain health-promoting behaviors and utilize adult healthcare services appropriately and successfully.

We believe that children and youth with chronic health conditions can acquire skills while in the paediatric system that will  help them in successfully managing their health-care now and in the future.  Paediatric healthcare professionals are in a position to facilitate transition in a number of different ways. Our work is based on a shared management model.

Please click on this link to learn more about the Good 2 Go program and to access our tools and resources:www.sickkids.ca/good2go