3428.0 Health Education in Primary Care Settings

Monday, October 27, 2008: 4:30 PM
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) acknowledges that racial and ethnic minorities tend to receive a lower quality of healthcare than non-minorities. It is also noted that research reveals that racial and ethnic minorities are less likely to receive routine medical procedures than Caucasians. The overall disparity in quality of care between racial diverse groups and all other Medicare beneficiaries is a persistent problem which must be addressed. It is imperative that appropriate and effective patient education is provided through health education in primary care settings.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, the participant will be able to: (1) Increase knowledge about eliminating health disparities using evidence based practices across care continuum (2) Design an evaluation process by which consumer and provider input is utilized to develop, refine, and enhance effective patient education resources

4:30 PM
Promotion of physical activity, walking, and healthy eating by Hawaii physicians
Katie M. Heinrich, PhD, Laura JY Hsu, BA, Daniela S. Kittinger, BA, Angelina Marie Ahedo, BA, Yuka Jokura, BPHE, Martha Rider, PhD, CHES and Jay Maddock, PhD
5:15 PM
E-RISK Index: A screening tool of early precursors of likely neglectful behaviors for clincians and service providers
Robin G. Lanzi, PhD, MPH, Sharon Landesman Ramey, PhD and Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson, PhD, MPH, MA

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing