Health and Nutrition Literacy: The Social Determinants of Health, Healing & Patient Safety – FREE Webinar Tuesday December 4th at 1pm (sponsored by NNLM SCR and SaferCare Texas)

SaferCare Texas (formerly the UNTHSC Institute for Patient Safety) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our new webinar series.

This 1 hour series co-sponsored by NNLM SCR and SaferCare Texas will focus on topics related to the field of patient safety and health care quality. Through this series, we hope to empower health care professionals, patients, and health information professionals to support the elimination of preventable harm and achieve the highest quality in health care possible. Sessions will be scheduled quarterly and topics chosen based on current trends in patient care.

UNTHSC’s own Teresa Wagner, DrPH, will present Health and Nutrition Literacy: The Social Determinants of Health, Healing & Patient Safety at 1pm CT on Tuesday, December 4th. Details on joining the meeting are available at the event link below. No registration is required, and the session is free to any interested parties. Please join us for this fabulous session!

Description: Healthy People 2020 recognizes that, “Health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities.” We know that taking care of ourselves by eating well and staying active, avoiding smoking & nicotine, getting immunizations and screening tests, adequate sleep and having access to healthcare when we are sick all influence our health. These factors are called the Social Determinants of Health and play out in our overall health and wellness.

The ability to understand these factors and how they interact with, “the resources and supports available in our homes, neighborhoods, and communities; the quality of our schooling; the safety of our workplaces; the cleanliness and quality of our water, food, and air; and the nature of our social interactions and relationships” plays a key role in our health healing & ultimately reflects in our recovery response to healthcare services. This presentation will not only explain these intersections of life, health literacy and society but also offer community-based and programmatic solutions.