Are teens ready to manage their own health care?

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December 10, 2014
Teen girl with doctor

Taking on more responsibility is a part of growing up. As children grow into teens and young adults, it’s important for them to build the skills they need to manage their own needs – including their health and health care.

Do teens and young adults have the skills necessary to manage their own health care? What age do parents think is the right time for their teens to switch from pediatric to adult-focused health care? We asked.

Next week, we’ll release the results from a National Poll on Children’s Health survey of parents of teens and young adults across the country. You can sign up for our email list to get the report as soon as it’s published.

What do you think?
When do you think teens and young adults should be able to manage their own health care? Share your thoughts in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter @MottNPCH.

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