Transitioning From "Sick Kid" to Community Health Worker: Building Better Bridges to Adult Care.

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      The article discusses a care model at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) involving a multi-disciplinary team tasked with addressing transition to adulthood of children with chronic illness and with special healthcare needs. It presents personal accounts by members of the multi-disciplinary team on the transition experience to encourage goal-setting during the process. It includes accounts by a patient, a youth community health worker, physicians and social worker.