The rapid increase of diverse patients living in the US has created a different set of needs in healthcare, with the persistence of health disparities continuing to challenge the current system. Chronic disease management has been discussed as a way to improve health outcomes, with quality patient education being a key component. Using a community based participatory research framework, this study utilized a web-based survey and explored clinical staff perceptions of barriers to providing patient education during primary care visits. With a response rate of nearly 42 %, appointment time allotment seemed to be one of the most critical factors related to the delivery of health education and should be considered key. The importance of team-based care and staff training were also significant. Various suggestions were made in order to improve the delivery of quality patient education at community health centers located in underserved areas.
Journal of Community Health
Alicea-Planas, Jessica; Pose, Alix; and Smith, Linda, "Barriers to Providing Health Education During Primary Care Visits at Community Health Centers: Clinical Staff Insights" (2015). Nursing and Health Studies Faculty Publications. 63.
Alicea-Planas, Jessica, Alix Pose, and Linda Smith. "Barriers to Providing Health Education During Primary Care Visits at Community Health Centers: Clinical Staff Insights." Journal of community health (2015): 1-6. doi:10.1007/s10900-015-0085.2