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Transitions of Care Committee - How to Get Involved

Transition of Care Committee Member  

Role Description

The Transition of Care Committee brings together youth, parents/caregivers, IWK staff and community partners to share their ideas and work together to improve the experience of how youth with health care needs transition from the IWK Health Centre to adult medical care.  Areas of work may include: shaping policy and practice, creating resources and web-based resources, program development, research and evaluation, work with community partners, strategic planning and workplan development.

Currently we are seeking:
  • Youth aged 13-24 years who have a chronic illness or disability and plan to or already have transitioned to adult health care
  • Parents/Caregivers of youth who will be transitioning or have already transitioned to adult health care, and
  • Community partners who are involved in the health and social care of young adults.

We are seeking committee members who can build on their personal or professional experience of the transition to adult medical care by looking holistically at the care of youth and young adults and their caregivers during the transition period and working to positively shape the future direction of transition care at the IWK.  We strive to reflect the diversity of the patient population at the IWK Health Centre as a primary and tertiary health care provider in Atlantic Canada.

Position Requirements:

Successful application through IWK Volunteer Resources

Minimum two year commitment starting in October each year including the following:

  • First orientation meeting in late September
  • Monthly meetings, 1st Monday of the month from 5-7:00pm, October-June at IWK Health Centre
  • Project related activities and initiatives outside of the monthly meetings
Why participate in the Transitions of Care committee:
  • Help shape the transition of medical care from the IWK Health Centre to adult healthcare
  • Develop leadership skills and gain volunteer experience
  • Be a part of creating positive change
  • Please note that meetings can be attended by Skype and that funding for transportation, parking and childcare is available to support the participation of patients and family members on the committee.
Who can apply?
  • Youth ages 13-24 years who have a chronic illness or disability
  • Parents/caregivers of youth who are 13-24 years with a chronic illness or disability
  • Health care providers
  • Community partners
How do I apply?

Please return the completed application to Jackie Pidduck, Transition Coordinator at jacklynn.pidduck@iwk.nshealth.ca or call 902-470-3772 for more information.

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