Creating a pathway for passive patients to become effective patients: A skill-building strategy for patient activation
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Name the value of building patients skills for advocacy and for participation in decision-making. Identify two foundational skills all patients should learn: the ability to ask questions and focus effectively on decisions. Assess which approaches can effectively build patients advocacy and partnering skills. Examine their current practices and how they can integrate a skill building strategy into their ongoing work. Distinguish between integrated strategies and discrete interventions to build patients skills.
Keyword(s): Self-sufficiency and Empowerment, Health Education Strategies
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the co-director of an educational organization that focuses on designing effective ways to build the capacity of people in low-income communities to think and act on their own behalf. I am the co-author of a book published by Harvard Education Press on teaching students to ask their own questions. I am a former welfare recipient with extensive personal experience in navigating public systems.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.