Online Program

Advancing Health Education in the Affordable Care Act: Building Social Capital with Key Partners (Invited Session)

Monday, November 2, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
It has now been five years since The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed by Congress and signed into law. As the law has been implemented and new regulations enacted, health education specialists have had new opportunities to broaden their impact and participate in various new models of service delivery geared toward primary prevention and chronic disease management. The Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) of the ACA contains many new provisions designed to improve public health and wellness. The ACA was designed to address four key prevention areas: 1) community prevention, 2) clinical prevention, 3) public health infrastructure and training, and 4) research and surveillance focused on workforce wellness. Understanding key issues that affect the health education workforce is critical to improving prevention efforts. Achieving further gains will require the working with multiple partners to influence policies, systems and practices that promote healthy communities and environments. This session will explore how four major health partners are advancing health education, health promotion and health literacy among their organizations in implementing ACA. They will advise on how health education specialists can be on the cutting edge in making their case for fully utilizing their knowledge and skills to assume critical roles in ACA implementation and improving the nation’s health.
Session Objectives: List at least three opportunities for strengthening clinical-community linkages for improving the planning, implementation and delivery of prevention and chronic disease management in ACA. Describe ways to integrate health education specialists into health care delivery and reimbursement plans. Discuss communication, messaging and branding recommendations to enhance the opportunities for employment of health education specialists

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Black Caucus of Health Workers, Community Health Planning and Policy Development

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)