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Health Literacy and COVID-19: Approaches to Patient Communication (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource will review lessons learned about health communication during the pandemic and share strategies to address low literacy in under-resourced patient populations, including agricultural workers and older adults. Understanding how health literacy impacts health outcomes is crucial for health centers to provide accurate health information that is easy to understand, both verbally and through patient education materials. More Details...

Exercising as You Age: A Resource for Older Adult Patients (2022). Resource Type: Publication . Description: A patient-facing handout focused on practical guidance around physical activity for community-dwelling older adults, particularly those with physical or financial limitations that impact their ability to utilize a gym membership or personal training. This double-sided resource page includes messaging to promote self-efficacy in older adults currently not engaging in consistent physical activity and emphasizes the value of moderate intensity aerobic and muscle strengthening exercises. More Details...

The Role of Family Caregivers in Identifying & Addressing Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: Community-dwelling older adults are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of opioids or alcohol but are often overlooked and undertreated for substance use disorders (SUD). This webinar will discuss approaches for supporting caregivers to recognize and respond to issues of substance misuse with their older adult family members. More Details...

Lessons Learned: COVID-19 Health Literacy in Special & Vulnerable Populations (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: There are a variety of social determinants of health (SDOH) factors that may negatively influence the ability of special & vulnerable populations to understand and make appropriate health decisions, which can put them at higher risk for hospitalization and poorer health outcomes. This webinar will discuss lessons learned related to addressing low levels of health literacy and the spread of misinformation about COVID-19, and how health centers that serve farmworker families and community-dwelling older adults can effectively support patient healthcare engagement. This activity will be co-facilitated with the National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH). More Details...

When Loneliness Remains: Supporting the Social Needs of Older Adults Beyond the Pandemic (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: Restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic greatly increased public awareness of the detrimental effect of social isolation and loneliness—especially for community-dwelling older adults. This webinar will show participants some traditional and innovative approaches to engage and support older patients who are most likely to remain at risk during the Nation’s recovery from the COVID-driven public health crisis. More Details...

Supporting Family Caregivers to Provide Oral Palliative Care for Older Adults (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: Management of and treatment for cancer and other serious illness may negatively impact the oral health of older adult patients, but severe complications can be better controlled through early palliative care interventions. This webinar will discuss the role of family caregivers in the assessment of oral health concerns in seriously ill patients and at-home symptom management. More Details...

Weight Management Planning for Older Adults: A Guide for Health Centers (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This issue brief outlines special considerations for appropriate diet and exercise plans for older adult patients. It reviews the benefits and risks of weight loss in this population, including its impact on muscle mass and medication dosage. More Details...

Addressing Barriers to Diabetes Prevention for Older Residents of Public Housing (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: Older adults living in communities with limited access to healthy foods or safe places to exercise can be at an increased risk for developing diabetes. This two-part webinar series reviewed behavioral interventions that incorporate age-specific considerations for public housing residents to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes. More Details...

Caring for Yourself While Caring for a Loved One (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This is a resource for health centers to offer to caregivers of older adult patients who may be experiencing isolation or at risk for burnout. This publication communicates to caregivers the importance of taking care of their own physical and emotional health. This resource is intended for older adult patients. Physical copies are available at no cost for health centers. More Details...

Promoting Vaccine Confidence in Older Adults (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar focused on approaches to building trust through tailored interventions that incorporate community norms and address barriers to vaccine uptake in the older adult patient population. More Details...

The Invisible Second Patient: Supporting the Family Caregiver (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: This webinar focused on educating participants about engaging family caregivers as a part of the healthcare team and the value of promoting opportunities for their own self-care. More Details...

Promoting Health Literacy in Older Adults (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: This webinar focused on applying an individualized approach to clarify and improve communication with older adult patients and support their healthcare engagement. More Details...

Managing Diabetes in Older Adults within a Dental Setting: A Practical Integrated Care Approach (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: This webinar focused on the benefits of implementing and monitoring blood glucose and hemoglobin A1C testing for older adults in their health center oral health services. More Details...

The Importance of Social Connection for Older Adults During COVID-19 (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: Physical distancing and loss of social supports during the COVID-19 pandemic may result in situations where vulnerable older adults experience emotional distress and poorer health outcomes. This webinar focused on helping participants understand the importance of early identification of ways to identify and support socially isolated and lonely older adults. More Details...

Using Practice-Based Learning and Improvement (PBLI) to Address Oral Health for Older Adults Living with Diabetes (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The purpose of this guide is to provide practical information to interprofessional health center teams using a practice-based learning and quality improvement (PBLI) approach for assessing and continuously improving oral health and diabetes management of older adults. More Details...

The Role of Medical-Legal Partnerships for Socially Vulnerable Older Adults (2020). Resource Type: Fact Sheet. Description: This fact sheet aims to help health centers understand the benefts of medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) for their older adult populations. More Details...

Older Adult Health: At a Glance (2020). Resource Type: Fact Sheet. Description: This fact sheet provides an overview of older adult needs to health centers in order to better provide care to this population that is growing at an unprecedented rate. More Details...

Improving Diabetes Care Quality in Rural Communities (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar explores the role of telehealth delivery to overcome geographic and financial barriers to providing diabetes monitoring and patient lifestyle education. More Details...

Health Centers as Age-Friendly Health Systems (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar explored how health centers can use the 4Ms framework (What Matters, medication, mentation, mobility) to make sure evidence-based care, grounded in What Matters to older adults, is practiced reliably with every older adult, every day. More Details...

Managing Diabetes as an Older Adult: Your Diet and Your Dental Health (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication provides guidance to older adult patients at health centers on how to manage their diabetes through easy-to-understand adjustments to their diet and oral health. More Details...

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