For Young Adults

Transition to adult care can be difficult for youth with chronic health conditions.

The Transition Navigator Trial (TNT) is a study to evaluate the effectiveness of two interventions that assist young adults with transfer from pediatric to adult health care:

  • usual care, including access to generic transition resources.

  • usual care and patient navigator who will support youth for up to 24 months after transfer to adult care.

The patient navigator will help coordinate care by focusing on:

  • Preparation for transfer

  • Navigation of the healthcare system

  • Assisting in finding resources for non-health issues (e.g., services, housing, finance, transportation)

  • Promoting self-management of healthcare issues

This study will provide urgently needed data to better support youth and their families as they transition to adult care with possible improvements in:

  • Care delivery

  • Individual health outcomes

  • Patient experience of the healthcare system during transition

This study has been approved by the University of Calgary Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (REB16-2561)

This study has been approved by the University of Alberta Health Research Ethics Board (Pro00077325)