COVID 2.0: An Updated Health Literacy ECHO for Providers

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

This 10-session series occurs biweekly, 12pm – 1pm (Central), starting August 5, 2022

 

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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 one of our case presentation forms online. 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 have three types of presentation forms:

BRIEF Case/Scenarios: Share a situation that presented misinformation or misconceptions about COVID-19. (Note: This is a very quick survey that requires only a few minutes to complete).

System cases:  Discuss operational challenges in delivering high-quality COVID-19 care that is informed by the principles of health literacy.

Patient cases: Discuss individual management of COVID-19 through the lens of health literacy.

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View session recordings from our second series

The second round of this series runs Summer – Fall 2022.

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Session 8: November 11, 2022

COVID-19 Impact on the Psychological Health of Health Care Workers

  • Presentation by: Brittany Houston, PsyD, Assistant Professor, and Behavioral Science Director, UT Austin Dell Medical School

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Session 7: October 28, 2022

What we do and do not know in Long COVID: Treatments for a Path to Recovery

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Session 6: October 14, 2022

Combatting Anti-Science: How to be an effective COVID myth-buster

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Session Resource: Updated Booster Guidelines »

Session 5: September 30, 2022

Incorporating Cultural Awareness into Clinical Communication

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Session 4: September 16, 2022

Health Literacy: FAQ’s on COVID-19 Vaccines, Variants and Boosters

  • Presentation by: Barbara Taylor, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Infectious Disease, UT Health San Antonio

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Session 3: August 29, 2022

Health Literacy: Outpatient Management of COVID-19

  • Presentation by: Jason Bowling, MD, Associate Professor of Infectious Disease, UT Health San Antonio

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Session Resource: Evusheld Locations in Bexar County

Session 2: August 19, 2022

Health Literacy: Tools to Promote Health Equity in the Context of COVID-19

  • Presentation by: Ruth Berggren, MD, MACP, Director, Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics & Professor of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio

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Session 1: August 5, 2022

The Why’s and How’s on the COVID Vaccine for Children. Guidance for a Health care Professional Approach

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View session recordings from our first series

The first round of this series ran Spring – Summer 2022.

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Session 10: June 24, 2022

Post-COVID Syndromes in Children

  • Presentation by: Teresa Barton, MD, FAAP, CTropMed, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Immunology & Infectious Diseases, UT Health San Antonio

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Session 9: June 17, 2022

COVID-19 Update: What’s New?

  • Presentation by: Philip Ponce, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, UT Health San Antonio

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Session 8: June 03, 2022

Incorporating Cultural Awareness into Clinical Communication

  • Presentation by: Luz M Garcini, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH), UT Health San Antonio

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Session 7: May 20, 2022

COVID-19 Long COVID and Post-COVID Syndrome

  • Presentation by: Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Health, UT Health San Antonio

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Session 6: May 6, 2022

Combatting Anti-Science: How to be an Effective COVID Myth-buster

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Session 5: April 22, 2022

FAQ’s on COVID Vaccines, Variants, and Boosters

  • Presentation by: Barbara Taylor, MD, MS, Associate Professor for Department of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio

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Session 4: April 15, 2022

The Why’s and How’s on the COVID Vaccine for Children. Guidance for a Health Care Professional Approach.

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Session 3: March 25, 2022

Communicating  Hope Ethically: COVID-19 and Health Communications

  • Presentation by: Ruth Berggren, MD, MACP, Director, Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics & Professor of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio

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Session 2: March 11, 2022

Health Literacy: Outpatient Management of COVID-19

  • Presentation by: Jan Patterson, MD, MS, Associate Dean for Quality & Lifelong Learning, Director of the Center for Patient Safety & Health Policy, UT Health San Antonio

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Session 1: February 25, 2022

Health Literacy: Tools to Promote Health Equity in the Context of COVID-19

  • Presentation by: Ruth Berggren, MD, MACP, Director, Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics & Professor of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio

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DISCLOSURES

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.

CME

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.

CNE

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.