Georgia Transplant
Foundation

 Adolescent Transition
       Program
GTF Overview
  Founded in 1992 by kidney recipient Tommy Smith

  Provides financial and educational support for organ
  t...
Adolescence Transition
   Program…
 …Program provides adolescent transplant recipients with
education and experiences that...
Why This Program???…
The transitional years between being a
teenager and becoming an adult can
present difficult challenge...
Project Costs and CG Grant
Request

  Expenses
  Incentives                     $30,000
  Apprentice Program             $...
Project Costs and CG
Grant Request
 GTF received $40,000 from the CG
 in 2007
 As a result, GTF allocated more
 than $242,...
Agency Strengths
 Only organization of it’s type in the
 country
 Excellent success rates in all GTF
 patient programs
 Pr...
Agency Challenges


       Continuing to capture the
   attention of teenagers to actively
       participate in our progr...
Georgia Transplant
Foundation

 Adolescent Transition
       Program
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  1. 1. Georgia Transplant Foundation Adolescent Transition Program
  2. 2. GTF Overview Founded in 1992 by kidney recipient Tommy Smith Provides financial and educational support for organ transplant candidates, recipients and their families throughout the state of Georgia MEDICATION ASSISTANCE INSURANCE PREMIUMS EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS MENTOR PROJECT JUMPSTART – RETURN TO WORK TRAINING Since inception, GTF has allocated more than $10 million in direct financial support
  3. 3. Adolescence Transition Program… …Program provides adolescent transplant recipients with education and experiences that will encourage a successful and healthy future, as participants learn to transition into independent adults and advocates for managing their own health and well being CG’s support will allow GTF to… Grow the program to include all organ groups Increased educational incentives Increase the number of Apprenticeships
  4. 4. Why This Program???… The transitional years between being a teenager and becoming an adult can present difficult challenges for transplant candidates and recipients Since the start of the clinic, and the use of these interventions, medication adherence has increased by 23% and adherence to clinic visits has increased by 74%
  5. 5. Project Costs and CG Grant Request Expenses Incentives $30,000 Apprentice Program $55,000 Mentor Project $5,000 Wellness Conference $5,000 $95,000 Income Country Club of the South Charity Guild $40,000 Misc. Foundations $55,000 $95,000
  6. 6. Project Costs and CG Grant Request GTF received $40,000 from the CG in 2007 As a result, GTF allocated more than $242,000 to pediatric transplant recipient in 2007 This is a $50,000 increase from 2006
  7. 7. Agency Strengths Only organization of it’s type in the country Excellent success rates in all GTF patient programs Proven success in first year of Adolescent Transition Program implementation
  8. 8. Agency Challenges Continuing to capture the attention of teenagers to actively participate in our program
  9. 9. Georgia Transplant Foundation Adolescent Transition Program

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