Youth Voice Project / ON TRAC (Transitioning Responsibly to Adult Care)

Start Date: 2012
Project Partners: University of British Columbia, Child Health BC, Shared Care Committee, BC Children’s Hospital, BC College of Family Practice, Patient Voices Network, Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Project Funders: Vancouver Foundation

The ON TRAC initiative mandate is to ensure health care transition from pediatric to adult community care for youth with chronic health conditions/disabilities (CHC/Ds) is comprehensive, continuous, safe, youth focused and culturally sensitive. This project, through direct engagement of youth in all processes, will ensure that all new developments are relevant, meaningful and effective for the population they are intended to serve.CYH will design, implement, and facilitate youth-led project activities with both health care providers and youth participants. Additional partnerships include disease specific organizations (Diabetes, Crohn’s/Colitis, Spina Bifida) to assist in outreach and support of youth participants.