EPIC Module 9
Health Promotion and Disease

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 illness.

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Learning Objectives:
  • 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.