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Developing a Holistic Measurement Plan for Transition to Adulthood

Kazmerski, Traci and McCormick, Andrew and Wang, Ming-Te and Pierson-Brown, Tomar and Perry, Marlo and Matheo, Loreta (2022) Developing a Holistic Measurement Plan for Transition to Adulthood. In: Pitt Momentum Fund 2022.

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Transition to adulthood is a process faced by all adolescents, which includes the domains of health, education, employment, finance and community, and encompasses legal, social, and emotional components. Significant structural barriers and social injustices and inequities exist on this pathway and are often ignored. Multidisciplinary experts are all invested in a “successful” transition, but are siloed and have historically created strategies to measure transition that are specific to their field and narrow in focus. Such data collection approaches reinforce fragmented practices and are a significant barrier to collaborative multi-stakeholder approaches to providing transition care.

Through collaboration between the Schools of Medicine, Law, Education, and Social Work, this project will develop an innovative holistic measurement plan for evaluating the quality of care received during the transition from pediatric to adult services. First, through partnership with the Carnegie Mellon University Transition Design Institute, we will engage young adults and their families and key stakeholders in medicine, education, law, and the community in visually mapping the comprehensive journey to adulthood. Second, we will use these results to create an objective and holistic outcomes assessment strategy that accurately reflects and positively reinforces the benefits of multi-systemic care. The strategy developed in this grant will be concretely used in future research proposals to evaluate the impact of systems-level changes and interventions in adolescent transition care across the medical, legal, financial, social and educational realms. It is our intention to break apart the existing silos and support adolescents’ transition to adulthood holistically and equitably.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Kazmerski, TraciTMK88@pitt.edu0000-0002-3916-8260
McCormick, Andrewaam94@pitt.edu0000-0002-2184-4742
Wang, Ming-Temtwang@pitt.edu0000-0002-6170-5448
Pierson-Brown, Tomartnb25@pitt.edu0000-0002-0442-6530
Perry, Marlomap225@pitt.edu0000-0002-1560-606X
Matheo, Loretaloreta.matheo@chp.edu0000-0001-7696-8964
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Office of Sponsored Research > Pitt Momentum Fund
Date: 2022
Event Title: Pitt Momentum Fund 2022
Event Type: Other
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.18117/rzpx-m268
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Psychology in Education
School of Law > Law
School of Medicine > Pediatrics
School of Social Work > Social Work
Refereed: No
Uncontrolled Keywords: Seeding Grants - Health & Life Sciences
Other ID: 5427
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2022 20:07
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2023 21:30


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