New recommendations to strengthen the adult primary care workforce for young adults with medical complexity

Webinar

Virtual 3-4 pm ET

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Adult primary care practitioners (PCPs) can play a valuable role in managing the unique healthcare and psychosocial needs of young adults with medical complexity, yet patients and their families face multiple barriers as they transition from organized pediatric care systems to the adult health care system. Due to organizational and systems-level factors, adult PCPs lack the services and infrastructure that are available in pediatric complex care, including care coordination, to effectively care for young adults with medical complexity. The lack of a care system for young adults with medical complexity results in substantial unmet need and has a major impact on the quality of lives of these young adults and their families.

To address these issues, The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health/Got Transition and the George Washington University Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, with the support of the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau, established a national Advisory Committee on Strengthening the Adult Primary Care Workforce to Support Young Adults with Medical Complexity Transitioning to Adult Health Care to develop recommendations to promote an increased supply and distribution of well-prepared adult PCPs with systems supports to care for this population.

In this session, attendees will be introduced to Margaret Ziemann of the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, George Washington University; Salina Miller of Mother 2 Mother; and Peggy McManus of the National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health/Got Transition. Presenters will discuss conclusions and findings from the advisory committee report. The report details 10 recommendations across five areas to strengthen primary care workforce capacity and care delivery for young adults with complex medical needs. The presenters will also identify opportunities for coordination, collaboration, and action to advance the recommendations and promote accountability among stakeholders.

Presenters

Margaret Ziemann

Research Scientist, Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, George Washington University

Peggy McManus

National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health

Salina Miller

Founder, Mother 2 Mother