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RHWP: Promoting Healthy Living at Home
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Mobile Health and Wellness Program Insight Training

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Welcome to VCU School of Nursing's Mobile Health and Wellness Program (MHWP) Insight Training Module. This course was developed with funds from a grant provided by HRSA Grant UK1HP46072.

We hope that the content and application activities provide you with foundational knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for working with participants at the sites.

The course is organized into five modules. Each module contains content and application-based activities. Three case studies are included in the training to assess mastery of competencies.

Module 1 - Introduction to Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health

In this module participants will be exposed to content around health equity and social determinants of health. Participants will also be exposed to the more focused view of behavioral health equity.

Content prepares participants to achieve competency in the following areas:

  1. Describe the concepts of health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities.
  2. Explain the role of the health workforce in addressing health inequity, to include behavioral health inequity. 
  3. Describe evidence-based approaches to promote health equity.

Module 2 - Practicing with Cultural Humility

In this module, content shared uses a variety of terms to include cultural humility, cultural competence and culturally responsive care. For clarity, it is the intent of this training to aid in the development of cultural humility specifically.

Content prepares participants to achieve competency in the following areas:

  1. Increase self-awareness of cultural differences and impact on practice.
  2. Demonstrate ability to apply cultural humility to communication with others, resource utilization and care planning. 
  3. Apply literacy measurement tools to patient education materials.
  4. Demonstrate consideration of health literacy when developing and selecting patient education materials.

Module 3 - Bridging Social Determinants and Social Justice

The content of this module positions nursing's role in addressing social justice issues by focusing on social determinants of health when working with clients.

Content includes a review of recent position statements on the future of the nursing workforce and a continued look at how racism and other forms of discrimination contribute to health disparities. The goal of this module is to provide participants the opportunity to build skills in influencing health policy at local, regional and national levels.

Content prepares participants to achieve competency in the following areas:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to articulate a social determinant of health concern for a non-healthcare specific audience.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to influence policy at local and regional levels

NP level-only

  1. Identify a mechanism to influence social policy and population health.
  2. Demonstrate capacity as a leader in public health venue

Module 4 - Leadership and Co-Creative Care Coordination Strategies

This module focuses on building skills related to leadership and co-creative care coordination strategies with clients.

Content reviews application of a strengths-based assessment process to both individuals and communities. Additionally, participants will be exposed to the concept of positive deviance and explore ways that the framework can be used to address various health problems.

Content prepares participants to achieve competency in the following areas:

  1. Application of a strengths-based approach to client assessment.
  2. Demonstrate a shared-approach to care coordination planning with clients.
  3. Apply a positive deviance framework to addressing a community-based health concern
  4. Demonstrate ability to apply motivational interviewing strategies in care coordination planning with clients.

Module 5 - Information and Communication Technologies to Impact Care

This module focuses on students demonstrating the appropriate use of information and communication technologies to capture the impact of care delivery.

Content prepares participants to achieve competency in the following areas:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to access a population specific database.
  2. Compare and contrast local, regional, and national data for a given indicator.

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