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GIM for Young Adults Task Force

The purpose of the GIM for Young Adults Task Force is to focus on:

  • Increasing awareness and education of SGIM membership regarding the issues related to the care of this high risk population which faces well established health care disparities;
  • Collaborating within SGIM to ensure issues related to this patient population are incorporated into ongoing SGIM initiatives in practice redesign, education, health care payment reform and health policy;
  • Promoting needed research and scholarship; and
  • Partnering with other organizations to increase SGIM’s role in the national efforts to improve care for this patient population and to provide increased focus on the needs of these patients during their adult lives
 

Upcoming Projects

Care of the Adult with a Chronic Childhood Condition Publication
This book is intended to be a practical guide for the busy adult clinician. It will focus on a general approach to caring for young adult patients with complex chronic medical conditions of childhood onset as well as provide through cased-based discussions guidance on the primary care management of specific childhood onset conditions. The book will include sections that address facilitating the transition from a pediatric-oriented to adult-oriented medical practice, that review socio-legal aspects of care for the young adult, and that address special issues such as nutritional support and chronic respiratory care that are critical to many young adults patients with childhood onset conditions.


Questions?

If you have questions regarding the work of the SGIM GIM for Young Adults Task Force, please contact the Erika Baker, at bakere@sgim.org or 202.887.5150.  
 

Jennifer LeComte 
Jennifer LeComte, D.O.
Chair, GIM for Young Adults Task Force
Christiana Care Health System
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David DeLaet, MD
Co-Chair, GIM for Young Adults Task Force

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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Jada C. Bussey-Jones, MD
Council Liaison, GIM for Young Adults Task Force
Emory Medical School
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