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Integrated Care: The Contribution of Health Literacy to Recovery-oriented Care

About the Course:

In this educational presentation, Sue Picket Ph.D. and Peggy Swarbrick Ph.D. define health literacy and its influence on physical and behavioral health. Tips on how to assess for and improve health literacy are shared. Recovery to Practice (RTP) training helps behavioral health and general healthcare practitioners improve delivery of recovery-oriented services, supports, and treatment.

This course is based on the recorded webinar Integrated Care: The Contribution of Health Literacy to Recovery-oriented Care by Sue Pickett, Ph.D., et al. in 2017.

This course is based on the , Integrated Care: The Contribution of Health Literacy to Recovery-oriented Care created by Sue Pickett, Ph.D. and Peggy Swarbrick, Ph.D. in 2017.

Publication Date:

Aired July 12, 2017

Course Material Authors

Sue Pickett, Ph.D.

Susan A. Pickett, Ph.D., is a deputy director of research and evaluation at AHP and has more than 25 years of experience in mental health services research. She has designed and implemented numerous federally funded rigorous research studies that examined the effectiveness of health services for diverse and underserved populations, including adults with serious mental illness, at-risk youth, and persons experiencing chronic homelessness. Dr. Pickett has worked with state and local agencies to develop data-driven policies to better equip the current system to provide high-quality, community-based primary and behavioral health care to indigent adults and children.

Peggy Swarbrick, Ph.D.

Dr. Peggy Swarbrick, PhD, OT, CPRP, FAOTA, coordinates activities for the Wellness Institute of the Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey, and is associate professor and Director of Practice Innovation and Wellness at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. Dr. Swarbrick is involved in research, training, and consultation activities in the areas of wellness and health promotion, employment services, the role of peer support workers, and strategies for enhancing recovery through participation in valued occupations. She serves as the Director of the UIC Solutions Suite. ​

Course Creator

Anna Lynn Hollis, Ph.D., School Psychologist

Anna Hollis, Ph.D., NCSP, is a nationally certified school psychologist currently living near Detroit, Michigan. She is licensed as a psychologist in 2 states (Michigan and South Carolina) and certified as a school psychologist in in 5 states (South Carolina, Michigan, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Maryland). She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA); the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP); the Michigan Association of School Psychologists (MASP); and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). Dr. Hollis obtained her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Her professional interests include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Positive Psychology; Trauma-Informed Practice; and Urban School Psychology.

Recommended For:

Any behavioral health professional working with substance abuse disorders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define and discuss the concept of health literacy.

  2. Identify the reasons why health literacy is important in regards to recovery-oriented, integrated care, and discuss reasons for and effects of low health literacy.

  3. Discuss practical strategies to improve health literacy.


References are listed on individual slides throughout the presentation.

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Course Number 102362
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