Pediatric to Adult Rheumatology Care Transition


The ACR has created juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and lupus toolkits to assist in the transition of young adults phasing out of a pediatric rheumatologists practice to an adult rheumatologist. The toolkits are split into two groups: Pediatric Rheumatology and Adult Rheumatology.See a brief explanation of the tools in the ACR Transition Toolkit.

Pediatric Rheumatology Information & Toolkit

Transition Policy

Transfer Letter

Medical Summary Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Medical Summary Lupus

Transition Readiness Assessment Questionnaire (TRAQ)

Transition Readiness Assessment for Youth (GotTransition)

Adult Rheumatology Information & Toolkit

Patient Welcome Letter

Patient Self-Assessment

Five Things to Know About Lupus

Five Things to Know About Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Medical Summary Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Medical Summary Lupus

Pediatric and Adult Information

Pediatric and Adult Resources

About the Toolkit

The ACR Pediatric Transition Toolkit was designed as part of a broader initiative led by the American College of Physicians (ACP) Council of Subspecialty Societies in partnership with GotTransition. The broad ACP workgroup composed of CSS members as well as outside organizations developed common tools/templates for a “general” transition process, and subspecialty societies utilized the templates to develop customized toolkits for specific diseases/conditions.

Guideline and Criteria App

The ACR’s Guideline and Criteria App is the go-to mobile tool for clinicians to implement guideline recommendations and criteria sets into practice. The app features interactive tools to inform treatment decisions at the point of care, including algorithms, scores and calculators, full guideline and criteria content, keyword searches, customizable bookmarks, and note-taking capabilities. Download the free app on the App Store or Google Play and have quick access on your iOS or Android device.


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