Optometrists play an important role in patient health promotion and disease prevention.  There are many important factors to consider when counseling our patients, including determinants of health, prevention, screening, education, and behavioral theory.  This course will explore these areas from an interprofessional perspective including physician assistant, pharmacy, and optometry.  Through motivational interviewing techniques which will be discussed, practitioners can impact patient behavior change.  In addition, through interprofessional education and collaborative practice, the goal is to improve patient health outcomes.

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Patrick Yoshinaga, O.D.

Erin Salcido, MPAS

Elvin Hernandez, DrPH



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