Helping Teens Transition from Pediatrics to Adult-Centered Care (HLOL #132)

CDS CAC member Cory NourieCory Ellen Nourie, MSS, MLSP, is the Transition Social Work Coordinator at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. She supports young adults with disabilities and special health care needs as they transition to adulthood. Nourie is active in research and advocacy work, serves on numerous advisory boards, and frequently gives presentations about young adults’ disease self-management and transitions in healthcare services.

In this podcast, Cory Nourie talks with Helen Osborne about:

  • How a healthcare transition is a planned purposeful movement from pediatric care to adult medicine.
  • Ways children can start assuming responsibility for their own medical management.
  • What physicians, other clinicians, office staff, parents, and others can do to help.

More ways to learn:

  • Got Transition. Includes strategies for health professionals, youth, and families. At
  • Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children produced a series of videos about healthcare transition. They include “Becoming an Adult: Taking More Responsibility for My Care” at

Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (Updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Relevant chapters include: 17, 32.

Read a transcript of this podcast.


  1. I just finished reviewing this about transitioning from peds to adult care – it is so helpful. I am very interested in this since I am now working as chairperson with my national organization (ACPA – American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association) for a task force established to address adult care. We typically focus on pediatrics and now we are hoping to include the transition process in our recommended Standards of Care for providers. Perfect timing! The information and resources are excellent. This is an area of my own professional interest and I am working with one of our genetic counseling students to include this in her thesis.
    Thanks for all your helpful information!

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