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Health and Nutrition Literacy: The Social Determinants of Health, Healing & Patient Safety

Class Details

Link to the recording for this session can be found below.

Guest Speaker: Teresa Wagner, DPH, Assistant Professor and Senior Fellow, SaferCare Texas, University of North Texas Health Science Center

Description: Healthy People 2020 recognizes that, "Health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities." We know that taking care of ourselves by eating well and staying active, avoiding smoking & nicotine, getting immunizations and screening tests, adequate sleep and having access to healthcare when we are sick all influence our health. These factors are called the Social Determinants of Health and play out in our overall health and wellness.

The ability to understand these factors and how they interact with, "the resources and supports available in our homes, neighborhoods, and communities; the quality of our schooling; the safety of our workplaces; the cleanliness and quality of our water, food, and air; and the nature of our social interactions and relationships" plays a key role in our health healing & ultimately reflects in our recovery response to healthcare services. This presentation will not only explain these intersections of life, health literacy and society but also offer community-based and programmatic solutions.

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:
-Describe Health Literacy & Identify Issues Related
-Identify Health Literacy as a Barrier to Proper Nutrition & Health Behavior
-Analyze how these Impact Health, Healing & Patient Safety
-Develop Solutions within the Community/Healthcare Continuum

This session is eligible for 1 hour of Continuing Education credit from the Medical Library Association and will be recorded for future viewing. No registration is required.

For additional details and login information please visit: https://nnlm.gov/scr/training/patient-safety-series

Date: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Region/Office: National
Dec 4, 2018
1:00PM - 2:00PM CT
Contact:

This webinar series from the NNLM South Central Region, co-sponsored by SaferCare Texas (formerly the UNTHSC Institute for Patient Safety), features expert guest speakers presenting on topics related to the field of patient safety and health care quality. Through this series, we hope to empower health care professionals, patients, and health information professionals to support the elimination of preventable harm and achieve the highest quality in health care possible. Sessions will be scheduled periodically and topics chosen based on current trends in patient care. Possible topics include patient safety research, quality improvement, opioid abuse, precision medicine, and ambulatory care.

Sessions will be eligible for 1 hour of Continuing Education credit from the Medical Library Association and will be archived for future viewing.

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Objectives: 

Upon completion of each webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate deeper understanding of patient safety and related topics presented by experts from various health-related fields.
  • Describe current trends affecting improvement of healthcare and patient safety.
  • Evaluate new strategies and technologies and how to apply new knowledge to their own practice.