February is Children's Dental Health Month, and it's a good time to stress how important the mouth is. It's important to train health educators and lay health workers in key oral health skills so they can tell clients and patients how oral health can indicate—or even cause—serious issues.
Equality is the bedrock of health, change, and progress, which lies at the heart of what we do at Talance. We strive to further equality within our company but also the neighborhoods, schools and workplaces where you live and work. In the past year, for example, we’ve created courses on hypertension, tobacco use, immunizations, wellness (among others!) that explain how health disparities affect communities each of these areas and what to do about it.
As an instructional designer, I use my expertise in teaching and learning to create learning experiences on a wide variety of health topics. Whether I’m developing a course on breast cancer genetics or oral health, a significant part of the process is partnering with experts in the field to develop courses that are informative, engaging and effective. Since many of these courses are written for frontline health workers, they must also motivate participants to make positive changes in their communities.