Total Credits: 2 including 2 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)
Acupuncture Concepts for Primary Care
This session will discuss the Eastern and Western approaches to acupuncture, their underlying mechanisms, and conditions for which acupuncture may be effective according to the most recent evidence. Learners will also have the opportunity to locate and palpate common acupuncture points used for conditions such as migraine headache and nausea.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
COVID-19: Transforming Rural Healthcare with Health Literacy
This presentation demonstrates how health literacy and cultural humility build a bridge with communities from a real-world scenario. Many rural communities throughout the country experienced Covid-19 health disparities especially in minority populations who work in manual labor jobs. During the pandemic, Mount Pleasant, a rural community in Texas, became a hotspot for Covid-19 cases. Titus Regional Medical Center, the local healthcare facility, became overwhelmed with Covid-19 cases. They reached out to SaferCare Texas' Clinical Executive for Health Literacy for assistance. We developed a multipronged communication renovation approach similar to the Hanover Research Model of Strategies. Interventions needed were assessed, a community health worker hired, and solutions implemented to alleviate communication barriers and help prevent similar future public health outcomes.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
Statement of Accreditation
The Texas Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. TOMA designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
All grievances may be directed to TOMA's Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. All grievances will receive an initial response within 30 days of receipt. If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint to the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.
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Sajid A. Surve, DO, FAOCPMR is an Associate Professor with the UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is also Co-Director of the UNT Texas Center for Performing Arts Health. Dr. Surve is currently board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, neuromusculoskeletal medicine, and pain medicine. Throughout his career, Dr. Surve has distinguished himself as an educator and leader. He has given lectures at the local, regional, and national levels on various topics including osteopathic manipulation, medical acupuncture, complementary and alternative therapies, responsible opioid prescribing, and performing arts medicine.
Dr. Surve discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.
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, Lifestyle Health Sciences Department. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Texas Christian University (TCU) and a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. She is a registered and licensed dietitian certified in Health Coaching & Lifestyle Medicine. She teaches Maternal Child Nutrition, Health Literacy & Communication for Health Professionals. As a health and wellness champion, she serves on the Cowtown Marathon Board of Directors.
Dr. Wagner also works for SaferCare Texas as the Clinical Executive for Health Literacy. In that role, she has established a multi-stakeholder health literacy collaborative in conjunction with the DFW Hospital Council Foundation and testified on health literacy legislation in Texas. Her testimony helped with getting health literacy into the State Health Plan. She has delivered multiple programs, speaking engagements and trainings on health literacy issues.
Dr. Wagner discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.