Applying a Population Health Framework in Physical Therapist Practice - Part 2: Community Engagement

The live Q and A was recorded on April 11, 2018 and the recording link and chat transcript are now available in the resources area of this course

NOTE: This is a free course and NO CEUs are awarded.

Session Overview

This course will build on Part 1 of “Applying a Population Health Framework in Physical Therapist Practice” by moving from a discussion of individual-level strategies to community-level strategies. The course will provide an overview of community engagement, and present practical examples from the field of physical therapy using an interconnected socio-ecological model to help illustrate the multiple determinants of health and how physical therapists might influence them. While the focus of this second webinar will be on actions physical therapists can take at the community level to improve health, our hope is that professionals will integrate individual- and community-level approaches to enhance overall population health.

Meet our Presenters

Dawn Magnusson, PT, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She received a PhD in Population Health Sciences (with a minor in Anthropology), a certificate in Global Health, and an MS in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics (with a focus on health disparities research) through the Department of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her research broadly explores the mechanisms underlying health disparities in vulnerable populations, and seeks to inform the development of innovative, community-based models of care that advance health equity for traditionally underserved populations of children with developmental delay or disability. In recognition of her research and dedication in the area of health equity, Dr. Magnusson received a 2013 Wisconsin without Borders Award from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, the 2015 Dissertation Award from the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, and the 2016 Social Responsibility Research Award from the HPA-The Catalyst Section of the APTA. She was also named a 2016 semi-finalist for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Leaders Program. Dr. Magnusson serves at the strategic level of the APHPT with particular emphasis on model design and integration of population health principles.

Dr. Rupal Patel, PT, PhD is an Associate Professor in the School of Physical Therapy at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in Houston, Texas. Dr. Patel received her PhD in Health Promotion and Wellness from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, UT. She received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from TWU in Houston and her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Physical Therapy from TWU in Denton, Texas. Currently, Dr. Patel coordinates the two health promotion and wellness courses in the TWU Houston DPT curriculum, one focuses on the physical therapist’s role in impacting individual health behaviors and the other focuses on the PT’s role in community health promotion. Dr. Patel has extensive experience utilizing a service learning pedagogy to teach community health promotion, working with various local organizations with underserved target populations. She also teaches Nutrition in PT Practice content to 2 other DPT programs. Dr. Patel has presented refereed poster and platform presentations at state and national meetings on the utility of the PRECEDE-PROCEED Model for Health Promotion Program Planning in physical therapist education. She has also co-authored a publication on this model in the Journal of PT Education. Her research interests include (1) designing and implementing group based culturally tailored community lifestyle intervention programs to reduce risk factors for Diabetes and (2) applying the PRECEDE-PROCEED Model to foster community engagement during service learning projects in the DPT curriculum. Dr. Patel is an engaging speaker that has taught numerous courses on nutrition, community health promotion, education, ethics, and advocacy related topics at local, regional, state, and national conferences. She is a regular content contributor at APHPT and and consults on design and delivery of community engagement projects.

Justin Bagley, PT, DPT is a partner of Pro-Activity Associates a prevention and population health focused practice located in Lebanon, NJ. He received his physical therapy degree from Arcadia University. Dr. Bagley has spent much of his career focused on working with employers to improve health and quality of life of their workforce populations while reducing overall injury risk and reoccurrence. Over the last decade, Justin has been integral in the development of applied prevention and health promotion best practice including the development of Pro-Activity’s 5 ELEMENTS (MOVE, FUEL, RECOVER, ENDURE, CONNECT), which have been adopted as pillars in the APHPT. In addition to working in the employer setting, he maintains an outpatient clinic and serves on the council of directors of the APTA of New Jersey.

Jason Robinson PT, SCS, PES, CSCS Jason Robinson is a board-certified Sports Physical Therapist, strength coach, and overall functional movement expert and enthusiast. Jason is Co-founder and Partner of Catalyst Physiotherapy, Performance & Wellness located in Sandwich, IL. He has an extensive background in rehabilitation of collegiate and pro athletes and is a consultant to the Northern Illinois University Athletic Department serving as team Physical Therapist for baseball, softball, and volleyball. Jason applies lessons learned “on the field” to a wide variety of clientele to help them move robustly throughout all stages of life. He collaborates with other healthcare and fitness professionals to facilitate health and wellness transformation through this more holistic model. Jason is an adjunct lecturer for Advances in Clinical Education (ACE) teaching a course titled Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan which highlights concepts to help people recover from injury and live a more pain-free life. He is one of the original charter members of the Academy of Prevention and Health Promotions Therapies (APHPT). As part of the APHPT Healthy Childhood Team, he is working to establish standards of practice for school aged children.

Sarah Greenhagen, DPT, GCS is a board-certified Physical Therapist who specializes in the process of aging. She is a co-founder of Catalyst Physiotherapy, Performance and Wellness, a cash-based private practice that partners with patients to create healthy behaviors and environments from the individual level to the community level. She is committed to bringing health and wellness to the masses, most notably through her creation of the WellBatavia Initiative that has successfully received grants through the AARP to improve community walkability and accessibility. She leads a team in partnership with the city of Batavia to reward local businesses and organizations that encourage healthy behaviors and promote health literacy. Sarah has also developed successful Balance and Strength programs to reduce falling and specializes in treating Osteoporosis, Arthritis Pain, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Difficulty Walking. She uses a multi-factorial approach to build a comprehensive picture of heath, providing effective movement, nutrition, and sleep solutions. She prioritizes listening and teamwork to find unique solutions to every problem at hand. Sarah is also involved on the Academy of Prevention and Health Promotion Therapies with the Healthy Aging Initiative.

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Completion Instructions

Review the pre-recording and prepare for the live Q and A session to hear the speakers. Attend the live Q and A session and claim your certificate of completion - there are NO CEUs for this session.

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Dawn Magnusson, PT, PhD; Rupal Patel, PT, PhD; Justin Bagley, PT, DPT; Jason Robinson, PT, SCS, PES, CSCS; Sarah Greenhagen, PT, GCS

Learning objectives

  1. Justify the role of physical therapy in population health promotion and prevention through a community engagement model.
  2. Appreciate the role of nutrition, physical activity, and social support in community engagement models for risk reduction of chronic disease, and quality of life.
  3. Identify resources for appropriate integration of community projects into physical therapy practice.
  4. Provide rationale for a multi-pronged approach to community engagement initiatives.

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