Category Archives: Patient / Health Education

Best practices, case studies and insights related to health literacy, behavior change and more

The rise of the “extenders”—but who are they?

“By the end of 2014, more than half of states were weighing expanding the clinical duties of nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and others. Scopes of practice for these so-called ‘extenders’ will expand as the US healthcare system absorbs millions of … Continue reading

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3 Resources for Health Professionals to Support Older Adult Exercise

                In a recent SurroundHealth article, member and community contributor, Catherine Solie, CHES, ACSM HFS, stresses the importance of sharing educational health information with older adult patients. Solie explains that often times exercising is … Continue reading

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How healthcare extenders play a key role in stroke patient education

Healthcare extenders play key roles in many health scenarios—assessing, educating, and supporting patients to better manage their health. Many of these patients struggle with physical, cognitive, and emotional barriers, making the healthcare extender role all the more crucial. Member Chris … Continue reading

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4 Stages to Effectively Drive Behaviors with the Use of Health Communication

Health professionals are constantly seeking approaches to better communicate with their patients and clients with the intention of improving health behaviors. A recent SurroundHealth article by member and community contributor, Feon Cheng, RD, MPH, discusses the “Health Communication Program Cycle,” … Continue reading

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Community Health Workers: Bridging gaps in cultural and health disparities

Community Health Workers (CHWs) play a significant role in public health and are many times seen as a “bridge” between members of a community and outside health care services and networks. In a recent SurroundHealth article by member and community … Continue reading

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Colon Cancer Screening and the Importance of Health Literacy

Last month a study in the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy reviewed the health literacy of Internet-based materials on colorectal cancer. The study looked at websites from reputable sources – the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the National Cancer Institute, the CDC … Continue reading

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Patient Engagement Panel at DTC National

Last week our parent company, HealthEd, convened a panel at the DTC National conference on patient engagement.  We invited three leaders to the conversation – Sam Stolpe, a pharmacist from the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, Kate Berry, former CEO of the … Continue reading

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