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Low Health Literacy - Continuity of Care
Thursday, February 13, 2020, 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
Category: Trinity North District

Title: Health Literacy- The Role of OT in a Client’s Right to Understand 

Presenter: Amber P. Richardson, OTR, MOT, CHES

Learner Objectives:

  1.  Understand the scope of the problem and the role of occupational therapy in facilitating medical self-management through addressing health literacy needs.

  2. Recognize potential barriers and opportunities to patients and clinicians.

  3. Name and apply at least three evidence based methods for health literacy evaluation and/or intervention to incorporate in clinical practice.  

Application or Relevance to Occupational Therapy Practice: Occupational therapists have a valuable perspective on the relationship between person, occupation and environment.  This relationship is key in the selection of, and participation in health promoting behaviors. Additionally, independence and participation in health promoting occupation can be hindered or facilitated by health literacy.  Low health literacy can lead to higher utilization of treatment services and lower utilization of preventative services. Occupational therapists can empower clients in every setting to make informed health choices and facilitate increased independence in medical self-management. 

Join us at any one of our 5 locations. 
Primary Location: 
Texas Woman's University 
5500 Southwestern Medical Ave. 
Rm 4102 
Dallas, TX 75235
**FREE PARKING in Parking Garage**
 Choose from 4 Virtual Meeting Sites:
Location 1: 
Texas Woman's University (Room 803)
1314 N. Bell Ave. Denton, TX 
Host: Demetria Sweatt, COTA 
Office Phone: 940-453-1290
Location 2:
Weatherford College
225 College Park Drive-ACAD 129
Weatherford, TX 76086
Host: Stephanie Sellers​
Location 3:
Texoma Medical Center Outpatient Therapy Services​
4616 US Hwy 75  Suite 200
Denison,Tx 75020
Host: Sarah Whitworth
Location 4:
Texas Rehab Hospital
425 Alabama Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Host: Jocelyn Hendrix

Contact: [email protected]