COVID-19 Health Literacy ECHO
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to raise unprecedented challenges for the Bexar County community. Soaring case counts, rising hospitalizations, high rates of community infection, and public sentiment about vaccination create an enormous strain on our health care system and its workforce. Partnership, resource-sharing, and mutual support of health providers are more important than ever.
To support this, we are launching the COVID-19 Health Literacy ECHO in partnership with Health Confianza, a collaboration between UT Health San Antonio, UT San Antonio, and the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District to share relevant, usable information about COVID-19. with local providers.
ECHO Sessions will be hosted by a team of experts in infectious diseases, community health, and health literacy. Each session will include didactics followed by participant presentations of real-life situations and group discussion to share resources and inform care.
This interactive, peer-to-peer health learning community will offer providers:
- Free continuing education credits
- Ongoing, case-based learning
- Engagement with a dynamic community of learning
- Professional growth and networking
- Capacity building opportunities
Sessions occur biweekly, 12pm – 1pm (Central time) on the following dates:
- February 25, 2022
- March 11, 2022
- March 25, 2022
- April 15, 2022
- April 22, 2022
- May 6, 2022
- May 20, 2022
- June 3, 2022
- June 17, 2022
- June 24, 2022
Submit a case, join a session, grow
ECHOs thrive on the contribution of all learners. If you want guidance or support in delivering care, please consider presenting a case at our ECHO. Doing this is simple: just fill out our case presentation form and email it to our team: firstname.lastname@example.org. Then join a session and take a few minutes to talk us through your case, your experience, and your questions for the learning network. We’ll facilitate discussion of the case and provide you with evidence-based, multidisciplinary mentorship on your next steps. We discuss two types of cases:
Patient cases discuss individual management of COVID-19 through the lens of health literacy.
System cases discuss operational challenges in delivering high-quality COVID-19 care that is informed by the principles of health literacy.
Speakers Ruth Berggren, MD, MACP, Luz Garcini, PhD, MPH, Barbara Taylor, MD, MS, Jason Rosenfeld, DrPH, and Philip Ponce, MD have no financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
Speaker Jan Patterson, MD, MS has disclosed she is an infectious diseases consultant to Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC) and has also served on CDC’s Healthcare Infection Practices Advisory Committee and has been a consultant to San Antonio Metro Health Department. She has been a site principal investigator for new antimicrobial agents and is currently a co-investigator for the NIH Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial (ACTT) studies and is a sub-investigator for the Novavax SARS-CoV-2 vaccine trial at UT Health and University Hospital. She has also received an honorarium from Pfizer for an antifungal symposium and has received honoraria from Medscape.
The COVID-19 Health Literacy ECHO for Providers Planning Committee (Ruth Berggren, MD, MACP, Jason Rosenfeld, DrPH, Kimberly S. Cox, MS, RN, NE-BC, Melanie Stone, MPH, MEd, Andrea Rochat MFA, Jason Morrow, MD, PhD, Waridibo Allison MD, PhD, Paula Winkler, Adelita Cantu, PhD, RN) have no financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live internet activity up to a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Texas Medical Board of Ethics
One presentation of this series meets the Texas Medical Board criteria for formal continuing medical education involving the study of medical ethics and/or professional responsibility for 1.0 ethics credit.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Criteria for Successful Completion: Contact hours will be awarded for the sessions attended. Up to 7.0 contact hours may be earned by registered nurses who successfully complete this continuing education activity.