Managed health care systems are focusing their attention
on three key functions--reducing costs, improving health outcomes,
and enhancing patient satisfaction--and increasingly will value
and reward clinicians who can contribute to these functions. Because
attention to health promotion and disease prevention can contribute
greatly to all three functions, it will be essential for clinicians
to be skilled at helping patients maximize their health and prevent
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- Articulate the importance of teaching
health promotion and disease prevention.
- Identify the issues related to health
promotion and disease prevention that can best be taught
in your practice.
- Develop and prioritize learning goals
related to health promotion and disease prevention for
the students whom you precept.
- Demonstrate strategies for helping
students learn about practicing health promotion and
disease prevention with individual patients.
- Plan learning activities that will
help students develop skills in population-level health
promotion and disease prevention.