SaferCare Texas: 2023-25 Leading a Health Literate Healthcare Organization
Health literacy is a product of the health literacy-related demands and complexities of the health care system. System changes are needed to align health care demands better with the public’s skills and abilities to ensure care and instructions are understood and actionable. This course aims to familiarize healthcare leaders with the concept of a Health Literate Healthcare Organization and the actions needed to become one.
This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, licensed professional counselors, physical therapists, public health professionals, and social workers.
When you complete this module, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of organizational barriers to patient communication related to health literacy.
- Employ effective strategies to help reduce barriers and enable individuals' ability to equitably find, understand, and use information and services to inform health-related decisions and actions for themselves and others.
- Identify the Institute of Medicine's 10 Aspirational Attributes employing health literacy practices needed to become a Health Literate Healthcare Organization.
This training was supported by the National Network of the Libraries of Medicine under Award Number 1UG4LM012345-01. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Medicine.
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Teresa Wagner, DrPH, MS, CPH, RD/LD, CPPS, CHWI, DipACLM, CHWC
Assistant Professor, Department of Lifestyle Health Sciences
University of North Texas Health Science Center, School of Health Professions
Clinical Executive for Health Literacy, SaferCare Texas
Fellow and Project Director, Texas Center for Health Disparities
Brenda Wilson, MS, CHCP
Senior Instructional Designer
CE & Assessment Department, Division of Academic Innovation, University of Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
In support of improving patient care, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing Education for the healthcare team.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit.
American Osteopathic Association
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.
National Board of Public Health Examiners
This activity is approved for ## credit(s) accepted by the National Board of Public Health Examiners' Certified Public Health (CPH) recertification program.
Texas Administrative Code
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth certifies this activity meets the requirements for continuing education for Texas-licensed Professional Counselors and Texas-licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.
Texas Physical Therapy Association
This activity is offered by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2409035TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour of AOA Category 2B CME credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in the activity.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity provides up to 1.0 contact hours.
Certified Public Health Professionals
This activity provides 1.0 contact hours.
Social Workers completing this course receive 1.0 contact hour of continuing education credits.
Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psychologists
This activity provides 1.0 contact hours.
This course provides 1.0 contact hours for PTs and PTAs licensed in Texas.
For successful completion, a participant must attend the program, complete the evaluation, and request credit online at the conclusion of the activity.
Certificate of Attendance
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth certifies this activity for 1.0 hours of participation.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 AOA Category 2-B
- 1.00 ASWB CreditAs a Jointly Accredited Organization, the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 continuing education credits.
- 1.00 Certified Public Health (CPH)
- 1.00 HSC Participation
- 1.00 Physical Therapist (PT)
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