Faculty Development Program in Health Literacy and Aging

caring_300.jpg13 Faculty from Around the State have joined the 7th group of Health Literacy Scholars
Classes meet monthly January 25 - June 7, 2013

This seven-session course is made possible by the Carolina Geriatric Education Center, a program funded by the Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services. The goal of this multidisciplinary faculty development program is to broadly disseminate health literacy principles and contribute to improved patient outcomes. After program completion, participants will be able to:

  • Communicate the impact of low health literacy on patient/client outcomes
  • Demonstrate clarity, simplicity and cultural relevance in health communications with patients and/or clients
  • Guide students and other learners in communicating health information clearly when providing care
  • Identify health system barriers that add to the risk of negative outcomes and apply corrective actions to prevent, detect and/or correct them

This program is offered to selected clinician leaders who work in health care or academic settings and teach patients, staff, community members, or students. Coursework requires a minimum commitment of 25 hours over a six-month period, including individualized projects intended to foster integration of knowledge and practice. Continuing education contact hours are offered. Participants are expected to commit to attendance and active participation in all sessions, completion of between session “self-learning” exercises, and application of lessons learned in their practice, teaching and organizational processes, as appropriate. Participants will also be invited to teach subsequent faculty development cohorts.

Sessions are largely case- and problem-based and highly interactive. Prior to the initial session, participants complete an assessment of professional self-efficacy relative to health literacy and also define individual goals for the training experience.

Selected course topic include:

  • An overview of health literacy and Integrating strategies into clinical practice
    Darren DeWalt, MD, MPH and Robb Malone, PharmD, CDE
  • Prescribing and Medication Management
    Betsy Bryant-Shilliday, PharmD, CDE, CPP
  • Immigrants and health literacy: The challenge for North Carolina
    Sarah Lowman, MPH
  • Developing and Evaluating Print Materials for Older Adults
    Sarah Lowman, MPH
  • Systems change: Using the Model for Improvement and PDSA Cycles
    Robb Malone, PharmD, CDE
  • Incorporating health literacy concepts in physical therapy education
    Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, NCS

See a complete course syllabus here

Thank You to Wake AHEC for CME/CEU Support

The CGEC would like to extend our gratitude and sincere thanks to Wake AHEC for their assistance in securing 25 hours of CME/CEU credits for this course