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Tuesday, November 27 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
B-21 - Lost in Transition: Challenges and Solutions to Healthy Transition in Care for Young People with HIV (CE)

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Young people living with HIV face a number of challenges in transitioning from pediatric to adult health care. These challenges are shared among the youth, their health providers and primary caregivers, and can pose a significant threat to young people’s overall health as they manage HIV in adulthood. This workshop will present a project of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Ryan White Part D program, MassCARE, to engage youth living with HIV, their primary caregivers and their health providers in dynamic discussions about health care transition. The resulting recently published guidebook “Moving On Positively”, provides these three populations with practical steps that each can take to prepare for successful transition. In addition to the guidebook, transition tools, standards and quality indicators will be distributed

Learning Objectives:

  • Articulate the key challenges to youth health care transition across the populations (youth, provider, caregiver).
  • Identify actionable strategies for helping youth make a successful transition (all populations).
  • Gain information and tools to implement transition standards in Ryan White programs.


Sandra Broughton

Director, MassCARE, MA Dept. of Public Health
Sandra is the Director of MassCARE (Massachusetts Community AIDS Resource Enhancement) the Ryan White Part D funded program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, a position she has held for 10 years. Sandra also is Director of Community Support for Children and Youth with... Read More →

Rena Greifinger

Director, One Love, Next Step
Rena Greifinger is the Director of the One Love Project at Next Step in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has 8 years of experience working with young people living with HIV in the United States and internationally. Rena has written and presented for many audiences on the psychosocial... Read More →

Bill Kubicek

Executive Director, Next Step
Bill Kubicek is the Founder and Executive Director of Next Step, a Cambridge-based non-profit dedicated to shattering the limitations and elevating the aspirations of teenagers and young adults living with chronic diseases. Bill has over twenty years of experience as a youth program... Read More →

Tuesday November 27, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
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