Posts Tagged ‘healthcare industry’

So, you have a Health Literate Health Care Organization…or do you?

In honor of October being Health Literacy Month, the DFWHC Foundation posted the following guest blog. By Brennan Lewis, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC, PCNS-BC Many of you have likely heard the phrase “health literacy” in one capacity or another, but what exactly do we mean when we discuss it? According to the Patient Protection and Affordable […]

“WebLitLegit” video asks local teenagers about online health literacy

Did you know October is Health Literacy Month? In honor of the occasion, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s Health Literacy Collaborative produced the local video “WebLitLegit” where multiple teenagers are asked about their online health literacy. A recent study found that 70% of youths use the Internet as their first source of health information. […]

Health Literacy Month – Are your teens “WebLitLegit?”

By Katie Shanklin, UNT Health Science Center Would you trust Internet health information for your teen? A study in 2016, found that 70% of youths use the Internet as their first source of health information. This is problematic because during this phase, many teens have limited e-health literacy, lacking the knowledge and skills to distinguish […]

Governor Abbott proclaims October as “Health Literacy Month”

Did you know October is “Health Literacy Month?” Texas Governor Greg Abbott made it official last week, joining Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer when they signed proclamations from their offices. Teresa Wagner of UNT Health Science Center was present for the Governor’s signing. Health Literacy empowers patients to improve their […]

Health Literacy Month – Have you heard about the “Words-to-Lose” project?

Did you know October is “Health Literacy Month?” Members of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s Health Literacy Collaborative completed a “Words-to-Lose” study last week. The test provides healthcare employees an opportunity to provide words that should be eliminated when communicating with patients. The use of plain language is a health literacy strategy for making […]

It’s official – October is Health Literacy month!

Did you know October is “Health Literacy Month?” Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price made it official on September 24 when she signed the proclamation at Fort Worth City Hall. Teresa Wagner of UNT Health Science Center and Jessica Rangel of SaferCare Texas were present for the signing. Health Literacy empowers patients to improve their health […]

Texas study detailing violence against nurses released this week

The Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies (TCNWS) this week released the results of a survey detailing violence against nurses in the workplace. Titled “2018 Workplace Violence Against Nurses – Facility Survey,” the report included information from state hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies and freestanding emergency medical centers. “The purpose of the survey […]

State of Reform to host annual conference Sept. 12 in Irving

State of Reform has a date in North Texas! After the past two years in Austin, the conference series bridging the gap between healthcare policy and political reality will host a busy agenda on September 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Irving Convention Center. DJ Wilson, president/CEO of State of Reform, will […]

DFW Citywide Palliative Medicine Interest Group to meet Jan. 16

An inaugural meeting of the DFW Citywide Palliative Medicine Interest Group is set for Wednesday, January 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the UT Southwestern T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the meeting from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be in the 3rd Floor […]

Local physicians to start Supportive/Palliative Care interest group

A team of local physicians including Dr. Robert Fine of Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Mary Paulk of UT Southwestern and Dr. Winnie Wang of UT Southwestern are planning to kick off a city-wide Supportive/Palliative Care interest group. The goal is to bring Palliative Medicine providers together from across the metroplex to meet four times […]