What happens to the 14.5 million children with chronic conditions when they grow up? They become young adults... An estimated 27-30 million American young adults live with chronic conditions. When they graduate from high school and pediatrics, they enter a world where adult doctors are not trained to provide care for them; colleges and the workplace don’t know how to accommodate them and society doesn’t know they exist. The only people they can turn to are their parents, but even they don’t know what to do.
We have a two-pronged plan for our young adults.
Our first goal is to raise awareness about this overlooked population. One in three 18-34 year olds has a chronic condition. These young adults are in every community - how many do you know?
Our mission is to advance the quality of life and independence for all young adults with chronic conditions and disabilities and the well-being of their families. Our vision is to make this population a national priority. This 21st Century Priority Population needs exposure. And we need everyone to help spread the word. We have an incredible team of physician-parents, physicians, policy leaders, parents and young adults. Join us in this new, exciting and critical social movement!
We look forward to working together to help young adults with chronic conditions be seen and heard, so they can fully engage in and enjoy life. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.
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