For T2K/GAT therapists and employees only.
Friday, June 30, 2023 | 10:00am – 11:30am
1.5 CEUs/CCUs for ST/OT/PT; Certificate of Completion for Other T2K Professionals
Facilitators: Amy Bihl, LMSW and Gina Suick, LMSW
Description: “Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions.” (SaferCareTexas.org) Our caregivers display varying degrees of health literacy. Socio-economic factors, generational trauma, culture, and language may create barriers to health literacy, thereby impacting families’ healthcare decisions and contributing to community-wide health disparities. Our role as healthcare providers is to help bridge the communication gap and to provide our families with health literacy tools so they can make informed decisions about their child’s healthcare. This course will help healthcare professionals identify health literacy barriers and implement evidence-based health literacy strategies to better equip communication practices and effectively inform and empower patients and families to make appropriate healthcare decisions.
Following the training, participants will be able to…