GPLI Team – Health Literacy Heroes


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ABOUT US:

Health Literacy Heroes is an interprofessional team made up of four organizations across North Texas: Alzheimer’s Association, MedStar Mobile Healthcare, HSC SaferCare Texas, University of Texas Arlington.

 

TEAM:

MedStar Mobile Healthcare

  • Daniel Ebbett – MIH QA Coordinator
  • David Salguero, EMT – Paramedic, FTO
  • David Dormady, NREMT – Paramedic
Alzheimer’s Association

  • Laura McEntire, LCSW, ACSW – Manager of Family Care Services
  • Audrey Kwik – Director of Program Services
HSC SaferCare Texas

  • Teresa Wagner, DrPH, MS, CPH, RD/LD, CHWI – Assistant Professor
UT Arlington

  • Erin Carlson, DrPH, MPH – Director Graduate Public Health Programs
  • Kayla Demiar – Student

Coached by Lynn Jackson, PhD, LCSW, ACSW – Associate Professor & Dir. of Field Education, TCU

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Training or Transport: Improving Dementia Caregiver Understanding to Improve Outcomes, aims to:

  1. Develop health literate tools, materials, and dissemination plans
  2. Educate first responders about health literacy & dementia
  3. Refer caregivers to resources
  4. Connect patients with providers for further evaluation

Project goals:

  • Provide and evaluate five in-person, one-hour training on the following topics: Alzheimer’s and dementia, AD8 Dementa Screening Interview, Health literacy and communication with dementia patients
  • Create and evaluate one online training for 911 EMS First Responders
  • Assess MedStar referrals made to caregivers for dementia resources

 

PRESENTATION:

Click here to view the final project presentation.

 

CONTACT:

For more information or questions, please contact Teresa Wagner, DrPH, MS, CPH, RD/LD, CPPS, CHWI, DipACLM, CHWC at Teresa.Wagner@unthsc.edu.

 

For more information about GPLI, visit unthsc.edu/GPLI

This page was last modified on October 12, 2020