The Transition Program for Young Adults is a joint program with Yale Medicine Pediatric Rheumatology that is designed to facilitate the transition from pediatric to adult care for young adults with chronic rheumatic conditions. We work with you to understand your goals and help you become knowledgeable and independent in your health care decision-making.
Our Lupus Wellness Program provides you with knowledge about your disease, and methods and means to manage multiple aspects of your health. Meeting in a one-on-one session with the nurse practitioner, you will learn about how your disease affects your body and how to recognize and manage lupus symptoms. We also teach you how to incorporate preventative health practices into your day- to-day life, and improve self-advocacy and adherence. The Lupus Wellness Program empowers you with tools to help maximize communication with your health care providers and use technology to maintain your own personal health records. We also host support group meetings throughout the year where you can meet other people with lupus and learn about nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction techniques together. This program is an especially important resource for those newly diagnosed with lupus or those who are transitioning into adulthood. The program is also offered in Spanish.
Other Sources of Information:
Helping Adolescents Transition to Adult Health Care from the American Academy of Pediatrics