Teresa Wagner DrPH, RD/LD, CHWI, has expertise in both wellness and health literacy. She is Assistant Professor in the School of Health Professions and in the School of Public Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. She’s also Interim Director/Clinical Executive for Health Literacy at SaferCare Texas, the state’s patient safety institute. Wagner’s research focuses on alleviating health disparities in underserved communities through health and nutrition literacy. That includes working closely with community health workers to meet unmet community needs.
In this podcast, Teresa Wagner talks with Helen Osborne about:
- Models that address components of wellness as a goal.
- Health literacy and wellness. How these concepts together can help reduce barriers to care and improve health equity.
- Recommendations about ways to help others in regard to wellness.
More ways to learn:
- The University of North Texas Health Science Center, Lifestyle Health Sciences
- American College of Lifestyle Medicine
- World Health Organization: Constitution
- VA (Veterans Administration): Whole Health
- Princeton University: UMatter
Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Third Edition, by Helen Osborne. Especially relevant to this podcast is the chapter, “Health Equity in the Context of Health Literacy.”