Navigation Links
MU offers training program to improve health literacy
Date:2/18/2010

COLUMBIA, Mo. The cost of low health literacy the difference between patients' abilities to understand health information and providers' abilities to effectively communicate complex medical information is $106 billion to $238 billion annually, according to Pfizer, a leading biopharmaceutical company. To improve the health literacy of professionals and patients, the University of Missouri will offer a health literacy study emphasis beginning this fall. The MU School of Health Professions will be the first health professional training program in the country to offer a health literacy certificate to health professionals, including physical and occupational therapists, radiological technicians and administrators.

"Health literacy training is important because health professionals and patients need to be aware of the non-medical factors that affect their abilities to care for themselves," said Brick Johnstone, health psychology professor in the School of Health Professions. "Currently, the majority of health literacy training consists of brief workshops and is primarily offered to physicians. This area of emphasis will fill the void by training non-physician health professionals, which is important given there are 120,000 health professionals in Missouri."

The health literacy courses will provide health professionals with more thorough training of issues relating to health literacy and health compliance of patients with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Class topics will include culture and health literacy, religion and health literacy, health policy/ health disparities, behavioral compliance, and bioethics/legal issues. The certificate will be offered this fall through traditional and online classes. An estimated 300 students will be educated during the first two years based on the interest of students in the health sciences program, Johnstone said

"The Institute of Medicine has determined that many deaths are the result of low h
'/>"/>

Contact: Emily Martin
MartinEm@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Health care incentive model offers collaborative approach
2. Eye-staining technique offers early detection for dry eye syndrome
3. Governor Rendell Offers adultBasic Coverage to 35,000 Uninsured Pennsylvanians
4. Mylan Commences Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations for Its 5.750% Senior Notes Due 2010 and 6.375% Senior Notes Due 2015 in Connection With Its Proposed Acquisition of Mercks Generic Pharmaceutical Business
5. Psoriasis Cure Now offers Back to School Resources for Parents of Children with Psoriasis
6. ADDAS Awareness Campaign Offers Resources and Education to Adults Living with AD/HD and Professionals Working With Them
7. Regence Offers InterM to Fill Gap for the Uninsured
8. National Non-Profit Organization Offers Free Mental Health Services to Military and Military Families
9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Offers New Approach to Customer Group Wellness
10. ProAssurance Group Offers Coverage for Community Based Hospitals in Michigan
11. Super Jake Foundation Offers Hope for Pediatric Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
MU offers training program to improve health literacy
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... 2015 , ... How cool is it to check in at your favorite ... "Now" feature will soon allow you to do just that. , Ahhaa is releasing ... the now feature. , Users will soon get to share what inspires them about ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 04, 2015 , ... Statement by ... applauds the introduction of the Mental Health Reform Act of 2015 by ... comprehensive mental health reform a reality in America. , “This legislation and ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 05, 2015 , ... The Journal of Pain Research has ... corresponding author Professor Akiko Okifuji says “Both obesity and chronic pain are serious public ... say that one causes the other. Rather, there appear to be multiple factors that ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... ... Sponsored by Gila River Casinos, the charity event helps raise funds and ... to the New Foundation AZ spokesperson , the organization is still looking for ... foursome for the tournament, as well as getting their company advertised on a banner ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... World Patent Marketing, a ... Rack, a fitness invention that eliminates the need to have a partner or ... Clubs industry is worth $30 billion," says Scott Cooper, CEO and Creative Director ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Ahhaa App Soon to Release the "Now" Feature 2Health News:MHA Applauds Introduction of Mental Health Reform Act of 2015 2Health News:MHA Applauds Introduction of Mental Health Reform Act of 2015 3Health News:The Association between Chronic Pain and Obesity published by Dove Medical Press 2Health News:The New Foundation AZ to Host Charity Golf Tournament 2Health News:The New Foundation AZ to Host Charity Golf Tournament 3Health News:As The Navy Changes Body-Fat Rules, the World Patent Marketing Review Team Announces the Development of the Assisted Dumbbell Bench Rack 2Health News:As The Navy Changes Body-Fat Rules, the World Patent Marketing Review Team Announces the Development of the Assisted Dumbbell Bench Rack 3Health News:As The Navy Changes Body-Fat Rules, the World Patent Marketing Review Team Announces the Development of the Assisted Dumbbell Bench Rack 4Health News:As The Navy Changes Body-Fat Rules, the World Patent Marketing Review Team Announces the Development of the Assisted Dumbbell Bench Rack 5Health News:As The Navy Changes Body-Fat Rules, the World Patent Marketing Review Team Announces the Development of the Assisted Dumbbell Bench Rack 6
... France celebrated the summer solstice in the wee small hours ... that drew 10 million revellers onto the streets , while ... ,In Paris, the mood and vibe changed from area to ... and danced in the narrow streets as small-time artists enjoyed ...
... Medical Association will decide later this month whether internet and ... will vote on the issue at the AMA national meeting ... disease is teens holing up in their rooms, ignoring friends, ... belligerence soars. ,Video games for certain kids can be ...
... in the world, 60 patients who have recently suffered a ... from their own bone marrow during routine coronary bypass ... stem cells will repair heart muscle cells damaged by the ... heart contraction. ,Professor Jeremy Pearson, Associate Medical Director ...
... reportedly devastated after suffering a miscarriage of the baby she was ... caught in a controversy after the Big Brother racial row with ... came as a surprise. ,Sadly for Goody and Tweed, ... TV star miscarried. ,And though she was taken to ...
... blow to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, his wife Cherie ... the legislation that imposes ban on smoking from July 1 ... advice as to how the smoking ban may breach the ... club in St James's, Central London, which has bondage tables ...
... heavy, overweight children share something else in common as well. ... has revealed that each one of them has high levels ... ,The children presented high levels of apoB48 even as ... adults, remained in the normal range. ,In ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:France Celebrates Summer With All-night Music Fest; NY Swings Along 2Health News:Video Game Addiction to Be Termed as a Medical Condition 2Health News:A New Milestone in Stem Cell Research 2Health News:Cherie Blair to Challenge Hubbys Smoking Ban on Human Rights Ground 2Health News:Researchers Identify New Risk Marker for Obese Children 2
(Date:8/4/2015)... , Aug. 4, 2015 Young ... supplies and equipment, today announced the acquisition of ... Products Laboratories, Inc. ("MPL PDCMD"). MPL PDCMD manufactures ... in preventive and restorative dental procedures. ... of our business in attractive, high-growth segments," said ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... 2015  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ... (UCSD) of its intent to end its contract with ... in Asymptomatic Alzheimer,s disease (A4) study. The A4 study ... preclinical stage of Alzheimer,s disease in older individuals who ... PET scan, but do not show symptoms of memory ...
(Date:8/4/2015)...  IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: IRIX ) today announced ... as chief financial officer since 2008 and as chief ... the Company, effective August 21, 2015, to accept the ... intends to continue to serve in the CFO/COO role ... filing. CEO William M. Moore ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Young Innovations Announces Acquisition of Medical Products Laboratories' Professional Dental Contract Manufacturing Division 2Lilly to End Contract with the University of California, San Diego for A4 Alzheimer's Study 2Lilly to End Contract with the University of California, San Diego for A4 Alzheimer's Study 3IRIDEX Chief Financial Officer Resigns to Accept Another Opportunity 2
... CITY, Feb. 21, 2012 Genomma Lab Internacional, S.A.B. de ... a non-binding proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares ... ) common stock for $16.60 dollars per share in cash. ... including Prestige,s net debt. Genomma,s all-cash proposal ...
... Corporation (NYSE: SHP ) ("ShangPharma" or the ... development outsourcing company, today announced that it will attend ... in Boston, Massachusetts from March 5-7, 2012. ... Relations of ShangPharma, will present at the conference and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Genomma Lab Internacional Announces Non-binding Proposal to Acquire Prestige Brands Holdings for $16.60 Per Share in Cash 2Genomma Lab Internacional Announces Non-binding Proposal to Acquire Prestige Brands Holdings for $16.60 Per Share in Cash 3Genomma Lab Internacional Announces Non-binding Proposal to Acquire Prestige Brands Holdings for $16.60 Per Share in Cash 4Genomma Lab Internacional Announces Non-binding Proposal to Acquire Prestige Brands Holdings for $16.60 Per Share in Cash 5
FLEXILOG spare part....
FLEXILOG spare part....
FLEXILOG spare part....
Complete calibration kits are available for both pH and manometry systems....
Medicine Products: