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Preparing For Adulthood:
Taking Charge of My Own Health Care

This 4-part series on transitioning from pediatric to adult health care was developed by PACER’s Youth Advisory Board. The series is geared towards youth, parents, medical providers, and teachers to enhance conversations around youth taking charge of their own health care.

Taking Charge of My Own Health Care

Watch - Who Helps You Coordinate Your Health Care?

Who Helps You Coordinate Your Health Care?

Teens discuss who helps them coordinate their own health care and the strategies they use to organize themselves. The role of a “care coordinator” is defined. This video is the first in a 4-part series Preparing for Adulthood: Taking Charge of My Own Health Care.
  • Topics: Health, Self-Determination, Youth Produced
  • Date Posted: 8/12/2016
  • Duration: 4 min
Watch - What Can Medical Providers and Teachers Do To Help You Take Charge of Your Own Health Care?

What Can Medical Providers and Teachers Do To Help You Take Charge of Your Own Health Care?

Teens respond to questions about their preferred method of communication for health care information. This video is the second in a 4-part series, Preparing for Adulthood: Taking Charge of My Own Health Care.
  • Topics: Health, Self-Determination, Youth Produced
  • Date Posted: 8/12/2016
  • Duration: 6 min
Watch - How Do You Prepare For A Medical Appointment?

How Do You Prepare For A Medical Appointment?

Teens describe how they prepare for a doctor’s appointment. Strategies that work for them include: making a list of concerns and questions for the doctor, having your insurance card with you, checking in, scheduling an appointment and arranging for transportation to the appointment. This video is the third in a 4-part series, Preparing for Adulthood: Taking Charge of My Own Health Care.
  • Topics: Health, Self-Determination, Youth Produced
  • Date Posted: 8/12/2016
  • Duration: 4 min
Watch - What Does Guardianship Mean to You?

What Does Guardianship Mean to You?

Teens discuss what guardianship means. For these young adults, guardians are seen as coaches, leaders, decision makers, record keepers and as the gateway to health care.This video is the fourth in a 4-part series, Preparing for Adulthood: Taking Charge of My Own Health Care.
  • Topics: Health, Self-Determination, Youth Produced, Guardianship
  • Date Posted: 8/12/2016
  • Duration: 3 min