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May 29, 2008
By Brandon Stewart
The Nevada Geriatric Education Center is seeking academic and administrative faculty to be “Scholars in Health Literacy and Aging,” an interdisciplinary faculty development opportunity.
The project involves learning about how to better care for older patients/clients as well as learning how to improve patient/client outcomes by improving health communication.
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Target audience: academic and administrative faculty in medicine, nursing, social work, speech pathology, counseling, nutrition, psychology, public health or others interested in the topic.
The project includes: completion of the AMA training materials on Health Literacy, participation in team meetings (virtual meetings via discussion board, conference calls, and interactive videos), attendance at interactive video sessions, presentations about Health Literacy or development and implementation of a Health Literacy project in your practice site.
Interdisciplinary Teamwork: An important aspect of this project is to guide faculty in effective teamwork. Therefore, some interdisciplinary team skills will be incorporated. Team meetings will include discussion and training regarding: (1) AMA Health Literacy materials, (2) the role of team members in getting health information from and providing health information to the patient and family, and (3) empowering patients and self-efficacy (patient confidence, patient/provider communication and health behavior model - where awareness, risk management and motivation to change intersect).
Support: NGEC has partnered with the Sanford Center for Aging and the School of Medicine to provide departmental incentives of $2,500 and to provide faculty incentives of up to $1,000 in travel funds for each full-time faculty member who commits to the project.
Requirements: The project requires a one year commitment of approximately ½ day each month for a total of 48 hours. The first cycle will begin July 1, 2008. Faculty who are interested in the program will be required to submit an application and a letter of support from their supervisor agreeing to release time. Applications are due by June 6th.
For more information: Contact Patti Swager, M.Ed., NGEC Director by phone at: (775) 327-2285 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply for the training, please submit the following:
Application Due by: Friday, June 6th
Requirements of the program include:
Support for program, if application is accepted: