Text-only version of this website Skip to content
COE >

Interdisciplinary Collaborative on Healthcare and Education Transition (ICHET)

edhtcgroup

ORGANIZATION:

ICHET is a collaboration between the University of Florida’s Colleges of Medicine and Education.

PURPOSE:

ICHET’s mission is to enhance service, provide training and conduct research supporting the successful, comprehensive transition of youth and young adults with special healthcare needs from pediatric to adult oriented healthcare; from school to higher education and employment and from adolescence to adulthood and the ongoing pursuit of dreams and ambitions.

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

Co-Chairs and Founding Members:

  • Jeanne B. Repetto, Ph.D
  • Susan Chauncey Horky, LCSW

Founding Members:

  • Jenna Gonzalez, Ed.S
  • Angela Miney, BA
  • John Reiss, Ph.D
  • Arwa Saidi, MB.Bch

Click to view the ICHET Strategic Plan

CORE VALUES:

  • Integration of Healthcare Transition (HCT) and Education Transition  (ET) will enhance, and make more effective, the transition experience for teens, their families and professionals from both disciplines.
  • HCT and ET should be integrated, depending on the individual teen’s unique needs and in collaboration with the teen and his/her family. Systems should be developed to facilitate this integration and collaboration.
  • Each profession has much to offer the other. Coordination and collaboration within a patient and family centered philosophy of care will result in better outcomes for the teen and family.
  • Good health leads to increased ability to work and play: better preparation of students for their futures, less frustration for teachers, less administrative/system time spent on helping students make up missed days/work, so both fields will benefit.