Employment & Training

Expanding Access to Health Care Services and Work-Based Experiences for Youth with Chronic Health Conditions and Disabilities

ODEP and MCHB released a joint letter emphasizing the importance of health care transition for youth with chronic health conditions and disabilities and highlights opportunities to integrate health care transition and career planning through the Affordable Care Act and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.


“The key is to be positive and do positive things ... It’s hard at the beginning, but if you have people trying to help you and show you tools … then it’s worth a try and you won’t regret it.”


We spoke with Melanie via email in May 2014.

Melanie, 23, held internships in the field of political science throughout college, including most recently with the United States Congress. Melanie graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 2012. Here, she shares her internship experiences and advice for youth who are interested in pursuing careers in public service.



We spoke with Amy by phone on November 22, 2011.