Growing our connection and reach

March was a busy month for SurroundHealth, and we just wanted to recap and share with you some of our favorite moments and milestones throughout the month, as well as give a heads-up of what to expect in April.

We love talking to our members

American_Pharmacists_Association_LogoEarlier in March, we attended the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) conference in Los Angeles. We had a great time connecting with all the pharmacists there and were thrilled to welcome 600 new pharmacists into our community.

Membership Milestone

SurroundHealth now has over 4,000 members! We are so honored to have such a well-blended mix of health professionals to learn and share with. If you’re looking for expertise in another practice area or to make a professional connection, check out or list of members.

Webinar highlights

We recently hosted two of our biggest webinars yet! We had over 500 registered for our

latest webinar, and as always loved hearing all the questions during the webinar and the feedback afterwards. Here’s a little bit of information about the webinars, both of which could be viewed on the archive within SurroundHealth.

How to Engage Patients From Multicultural Backgrounds

Hear the highlights of an extensive survey about how healthcare providers are meeting the needs of diverse patient populations. Get practical tips from a panel of experts who’ve created programs to reach patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. And come away with a better ability to offer the best possible care.

Health Literacy – Understanding the Problem and Developing Clear Solutions

National Communication AssociationThis National Communication Association-sponsored webinar helps providers in Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) settings and other kinds of practices understand importance of creating patient-centered, clear health communication for all individuals. It also teaches specific practices that can help reduce health literacy barriers, including information about the 3 levels of health literacy skills.

Upcoming health literacy webinar: Skills for Moving from ‘Mission Impossible?’ to ‘Mission Accomplished’, April 24- 1PM EST. Also offering CEUs (approved for CHES/RD). Register for free.

Some popular articles on SurroundHealth

We had lots of new articles come through in March—here are some of the most popular ones contributed by our members:

Motivational Interviewing Skills & Techniques

  • Anne Jani, MPH, gives examples, tools and tips about motivational interviewing, an approach used to help a patient make a positive behavior change.

Using Insulin Early For Tighter A1c Control

  • Joanne Rinker RD, CDE, discusses new research about the importance of insulin therapy and how to overcome patient resistance.

Different Applications of the Health Belief Model

  • Maidel Del La Cruz, a student, explores six main constructs that influence people’s decisions about whether to take action on their health

See, Hear, Do: How Videos Improve Patient Education

  • Video can’t replace personal interaction, but it can definitely supplement the patient education you normally provide during office visits, according to this article by our very own Dominika Murphy, MPH, CHES.

For more articles and information about webinars, visit us on SurroundHealth!

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