October 20th - Workshop: Is Your WebLitLegit? Helping Teens Discern Health Information Truth from Trash on the Internet
The WebLitLegit workshop will be conducted using a train-the-trainer model previously used with schools, libraries, museums, and other community partners serving teen audiences. WebLitLegit workshop participants will be shown the engaging YouTube video and short didactic PowerPoint with demonstration of knowledge and skills needed to locate and appraise online health information. The majority of the WebLitLegit workshop will be dedicated to practice and direct feedback, attendees will practice coaching skills and how to complete a teach-back demonstration with a teen locating and appraising a health website. The presenters will educate attendees on creative perspectives to teaching teens (and other age groups) the difference between commercial health information sites (WebMD) and evidence-based resources (MedlinePlus).
Director for Research and Clinical Innovation and Magnet Program Director, Medical City Dallas
Texas Christian University
Dr. Howe is an Associate Professor of Nursing and the Paula R. and Ronald C. Parker Endowed Professor in the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Her research focuses on health literacy from the perspectives of patients, healthcare providers, and healthcare systems for improved patient outcomes. Published in international, interdisciplinary journals, Dr. Howe has received several honors for her clinical and research efforts, including the Leadership Award from the American Diabetes Association, the Excellence in Education Award from the Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society, and induction as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Prior to coming to TCU, Dr. Howe was the Director of Diabetes Education at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Howe earned her PhD in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington and an MSN from the University of Pennsylvania.
Teresa Wagner, DrPH, MS, CPH, RD/LD, CHWI
Assistant Professor, Department of Lifestyle Health Sciences - SaferCare Texas
Dr. Teresa Wagner graduated with a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of North Texas Health Science Center where she is an Assistant Professor in the School of Health Professions and Clinical Executive for Health Literacy at SaferCare Texas. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from Texas Christian University and Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University.
Dr. Wagner is a registered and licensed dietitian and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is certified in public health and a certified community health worker instructor. As a clinician, she was recently certified in Lifestyle Medicine and Health Coaching. During Covid-19, Dr. Wagner has completed multiple media segments, webinars and blog posts addressing nutrition for population health as well as personal wellness while practicing self-isolation. She has received both the Media Award and Distinguished Scientist Award from the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
In her role at SaferCare Texas, she has established a multi-stakeholder health literacy collaborative with the DFW Hospital Council Foundation and testified on health literacy legislation in Texas. Her testimony helped place health literacy into the State Health Plan. Recently, she developed the health literacy policy resolution for the Texas Public Health Association. She has delivered multiple programs, speaking engagements and trainings on health literacy issues. Currently, she teaches Health Literacy & Communication in the Lifestyle Health Sciences Program. As a result of her work locally, regionally & nationally, she received the 2018 Texas Health Literacy Hero Award as well as the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award from Texas Christian University.