Interprofessional                    Health Care                    Education                              :         Links...
All Together              Better Health VIKobe, JapanOctober 5-82012
Health Literacy    A balance between the literacy & verbal skills of a   Interprofessional   person compared to the       ...
…Both are    about people…                     Patient                      Level… about       Health Outcomes           S...
How Can IPE…Help us empower patients/clients/consumers to build their health literacyCreate more effective, efficient he...
Through IPE, students can learn               to: Collaborate to ensure effective  education of  patients/clients/consume...
Example: Interprofessional      Collaboration on the Run             University of British Columbia Well developed series...
Example: Interprofessional         Collaboration on a Global Level              Thomas Jefferson Rwanda Health University...
DiscussionPossible topics (we’ll leave these up to you, hereare some suggestions!) What are your experiences of how healt...
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Slide presentation discussing linkages between interprofessional education and health literacy, inspired by the All Together Better Health Conference in Kobe, Japan, Oct. 5-8, 2012
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  1. 1. Interprofessional Health Care Education : Links to health literacy from the All Together Better Health Conference VI Zsuza Tomsen (Susan Toth-Cohen) and Aliesel ResidentJefferson School of Health Professions, Dept. of Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA, USA 19107
  2. 2. All Together Better Health VIKobe, JapanOctober 5-82012
  3. 3. Health Literacy A balance between the literacy & verbal skills of a Interprofessional person compared to the Educationdemands made by the health When students from 2 ormaterials, the communication more professions learn about, skills of those in the health from & with each other to field, & the complicated enable effective collaboration nature of the healthcare & & improve health outcomes public health systems. (WHO, 2010). (Harvard Sch. Public Health, 2011)
  4. 4. …Both are about people… Patient Level… about Health Outcomes Systems Provider Level Level …about communication and impact
  5. 5. How Can IPE…Help us empower patients/clients/consumers to build their health literacyCreate more effective, efficient healthcare services?Produce health and human service professionals who provide patient/client/consumer centered care?
  6. 6. Through IPE, students can learn to: Collaborate to ensure effective education of patients/clients/consumers Decrease medical errors that frequently occur from lack of communication/lack of coordination Learn to see each other as resources and as professionals who have different contributions to make That together, IP teams can accomplish more than any 1 discipline alone
  7. 7. Example: Interprofessional Collaboration on the Run University of British Columbia Well developed series on interprofessional education covering comprehensive aspects Interprofessional Collaborative Learning series Covers key issues including role clarification, collaborative leadership and shared decision-making, team functioning, and conflict management. Videos on key topics bring home important issues, including health literacy levels and how the provider and system can make a difference.
  8. 8. Example: Interprofessional Collaboration on a Global Level Thomas Jefferson Rwanda Health University Project (est. 2005) and Healing sends interprofessional teams to Rwanda to meet the health needs of refugees. Health literacy goals include training Rwandan professionals in health & hygiene and educating people about nutrition & HIV/AIDS. One example of how interprofessional collaboration & health literacy can be used together to address global health inequalities.
  9. 9. DiscussionPossible topics (we’ll leave these up to you, hereare some suggestions!) What are your experiences of how health professionals can foster health literacy by communicating with one another? How does patient-centered care improve the quality of health and human services?

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