UAB’s STEP program helps young people transition from pediatric care to adult care holistically
“Get out there, be proactive, get an education, get experience where you can and develop not only your knowledge but your soft skills.“
The Staging Transition for Every Patient (STEP) program helps young adults with complex and chronic health conditions move from pediatric care at Children’s of Alabama hospital to adult care at UAB Medicine. Many people with serious health conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and neuromuscular disease are now living well into adulthood due to advances in treatment. The STEP program started in September 2020 to help with the transition to adult care, which can be difficult for both patients and their families due to medical and insurance changes. UAB Medicine’s STEP program is the first formal program of its kind in Alabama and the surrounding region.
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Alabama Care is partially supported by the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities (http://www.acdd.org/). The views expressed are not necessarily the views of these organizations.