Thursday, March 31, 2011

Guiding Patients to Better HealthCare

We’re asking for your help in spreading the word about Guiding Patients to Better HealthCare, our no-cost, web-based, train-the-trainer course that gives health educators the tools to teach patients how to communicate with their doctors and more effectively navigate the healthcare system. This online course and all of its downloadable resources are in both English and Spanish.
Anthem is pleased to provide this course as part of the public service work we do in our communities. The course represents the cornerstone of our company’s public policy strategy to reduce health disparities and support patient empowerment and proactive medical consumerism.
The course is appropriate for any person working in a health educator’s role, including nurses, certified patient educators, patient navigators, patient advocates, community health workers, promotores del salud, and others serving patients. The ultimate goal of this project is to create empowered patients who are active participants in their health care for improved clinical outcomes and reduced medical errors.
To access the course, go
, choose a state in the pull down menu under ‘Providers,’ and then click the ‘Training’ tab.
We are planning to soon distribute a news release about the course, but would welcome any assistance you can provide in sharing this information with your network. And, of course, we are most interested in any feedback you may have on the course.

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