Adolescent Medicine

Patient Resources

Below is a list of web-based resources regarding common conditions treated in Adolescent Medicine.

Resources for Eating Disorders

Mission: The Academy for Eating Disorders is a global professional association committed to leadership in eating disorders research, education, treatment and prevention.

Mission: The Eating Disorders Coalition is the advocacy organization for eating disorders. We advance the recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority at the federal and state level.

Mission: The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc. is a non-profit (501 c 3) corporation that seeks to prevent and alleviate the problems of eating disorders, especially including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.

Mission: The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the leading non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Reaching millions every year, we campaign for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders. We work with partners and volunteers to develop programs and tools to help everyone who seeks assistance.

Health Care Transition

In 2004, Texas Children's Hospital established a Transition Committee with the purpose of improving the health care transition (HCT) of youth and young adults with chronic illness and disabilities from pediatric to adult-based care. The focus of the efforts was to develop, implement and study the impact of an electronic health record-based transition planning tool (TPT) to be used by clinical providers in their encounters with teens and young adults. The TPT is now being used by 10 services in Texas Children's Hospital.

The TPT is one component of Texas Children's Hospital’s larger HCT program, which is organized around three teams:  Readiness, Hand Off and Transfer. 

The purpose of these teams is to:

  • Organize a system of HCT through which youth and families are prepared for HCT
  • Assure there are mechanisms in place to facilitate the logistics of the transfer to adult-based care
  • Assure that the adult providers and systems are being readied to receive the patients into their systems of care

The Section of Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine faculty and staff are planning leadership in these efforts, especially on the Readiness phase of the program.