Learn how healthcare organizations across the United States are meeting the challenges of a diverse society, and get concrete steps to put this knowledge to work. Our new report includes 7 key findings from a comprehensive survey of healthcare extenders, 4 in-depth case studies, and practical action plans to help your organization make a difference.
Available format: 77-page full report (PDF file)
An ever-increasing shortage of physicians, combined with ongoing efforts to control healthcare costs, is giving rise to a large group of professionals known as healthcare extenders. On the front lines of healthcare, these non-MD professionals work with and on behalf of patients. Their fast-growing numbers include nurses, nurse practitioners, health educators, registered dietitians, certified diabetes educators, and social workers.
Because of their hands-on work with patients, healthcare extenders are acutely aware of the gaps and challenges of patient education and have a unique perspective on how to transform healthcare in the United States. Yet until now, their viewpoints have often been obscured.
HealthEd Academy sheds light on how healthcare extenders are transforming the healthcare system—one clinical encounter at a time.
In a write-up of our latest report, The Health Care Blog spotlighted this reality: Patients have a hard-enough time retaining information even when it's in their native language.MM&M article emphasizes lack of patient education resources
In an article about our latest research, a leading pharma publication highlighted the need for patient education resources to provide culturally competent care.Praise for research from HealthEd Academy
Don't just take our word for it. Hear from people from clinics, research facilities, associations, and agencies who have used our research.What can we do for you?
HealthEd Academy publishes in-depth research reports, but that's not all. We can help you get insights about your target audience and their motivations.
HealthEd Academy, a division of HealthEd, was created to foster research and development in health education. We aim to connect healthcare organizations with fresh thinking and actionable ideas. Through SurroundHealth (our online learning community) and other partners, we generate a deep understanding of how people are taking charge of their health.
Health Extender Lens™ is a series of reports intended to help decision makers understand the trends and changes affecting the clinical encounter. We can create customized surveys, panels, and ad boards tailored to your organization’s needs. Keep an eye on us for innovative solutions that will help you make sense of the changes in the healthcare landscape.
Many health care workers see limited English proficient patients every day, and within Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) it will be up to these workers to make sure that patients have the best health outcomes, no matter how high the language barriers are. ...
Researchers say that providing sound and accessible education to diverse patient groups is of growing importance due to the convergence of three factors: changing demographics, a disparate healthcare system and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
"I'm really glad that healthcare extenders were the survey population. I've been using your report internally for education. I really liked the graphics and the executive summary — it made it easy to read, but I could go in-depth if I wanted."
- Public relations professional
"The report offered insight into what outlets we can use to engage patients."
- Insurance plan employee
"I really liked the layout and format of report — it was very clear and eye-catching, and the message was great. I don't always have time to read full reports, so I liked the quick graphics."
- University employee
"The report was very good in covering the changing landscape of healthcare. There are so many things in motion that it's almost impossible to get a clear picture of what's happening, and you highlighted one of the areas...overlooked the most — caregivers and extending healthcare."
- Marketing consultant
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