Episode 11 of the imPACt podcast brings together young adult PAC members and Dr. Michele Maddux, a clinical psychologist at Children’s Mercy Hospital, for a candid discussion about the many aspects of transitioning from pediatric to adult IBD care.

In this episode, PAC members share their lived experiences, including learning about things like navigating their own insurance and how they took more responsibility for their own IBD care. Dr. Maddux and the PAC talk about important, but commonly uncomfortable, discussions to have around topics like alcohol, drugs, sex, and birth control, including how to start the conversation. They also point out some valuable resources for IBD patients transitioning from pediatric to adult care such as the Transfer Toolkit and MyHealth Passport.

**Before you listen! Please be aware that this podcast episode includes discussion about more adult topics such as alcohol, tobacco, drugs, sexual activity and birth control as they relate to IBD patient health, care, planning and decision-making.**

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imPACt is a podcast launched by the Patient Advisory Council (PAC) of ImproveCareNow in early 2021, where members talk openly about IBD with a goal of raising awareness and inclusivity, and connecting with listeners, each other, and podcast guests. Episodes will be hosted on Anchor by Spotify and be made available on other major podcast platforms. Subscribe to receive new episodes in your podcast feeds!
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