Module 5 - Weight Management Learning Collaborative: Patient and Family Engagement

Module Information

Module 5 will provide your team with information about patient and family engagement in regard to obesity and overweight. 

This module contains the following:

  • Prework instructions 
  • Live session information
  • Postwork instructions
  • QI Coaching office hours instructions

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Below are the dates of the Pre and Postwork due dates, Learning Collaborative sessions, and QI Coaching Office Hours: 

  • Module 5: Patient and Family Engagement
    • Prework due: September 18, 2024
    • Live Learning Collaborative Session: September 18, 2024 (1pm-2pm EST // 10am-11am PST)
    • Coaching Office Hour Sessions:
      • September 24, 2024 (1pm-2pm EST // 10am-11am PST)
      • October 8, 2024 (1pm-2pm EST // 10am-11am PST)
    • Postwork due: October 9, 2024

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Weight Management Expert Faculty

Holly Bryant has more than 15 years' experience in the community health care setting as a nutrition professional. She has worked in roles at Women, Infant, and Children (WIC), an in-patient hospital, United Way of Southern Arizona as a community health program coordinator, and supervisor of a community-based diabetes program with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Health Department. She began her career at El Rio Health in May of 2016 and now serves as the Registered Dietitian Department Director, overseeing a team of nine Registered Dietitians serving in 10 of El Rio's locations. Holly earned a Bachelor of Dietetics at Central Michigan University, completed her clinical rotations at Loyola University Chicago, serves as a Peace Corps member in Uganda 2008-2010, and earned a Masters of Public Health at University of Arizona in 2013. Since starting at El Rio she had become a Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. Holly has trained and guided her department to provide weight inclusive and trauma informed care that centers the patients personal body narrative and acknowledges the systems of oppression that shape the environment of and access to health and wellness for individuals. 

QI Coaches

Patti Feeney, MSM, ACC, brings over 25 years of professional expertise as a Leadership Coach and Leadership Development Consultant, specializing in human resources, organizational development, change management, and process improvement. Throughout her career, Patti has served as a trusted consultant, adult educator, and leadership coach, empowering organizations and individuals across diverse sectors to embrace and drive transformative change. With a focus on process improvement, facilitation, team development, and communication strategies, Patti equips teams with the tools to navigate complexities, foster innovation, and sustainably transform their organizations. Patti holds a Master of Science degree in Business Management from Albertus Magnus College and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt from Central Connecticut State University. She is an active member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and holds the designation of Associate Certified Coach (ACC). Additionally, Patti is a certified Microsystems Coach through The Dartmouth Institute.

Lisa Leary, MS, is an educator and strategist with a passion for creating meaningful change and helping organizations achieve greater success and productivity. Through working with leadership teams and staff, she has led collaborative efforts to build strong, reliable, and efficient infrastructures so organizations can achieve their best. She has successfully worked with multiple organizations using Lean Six Sigma and Microsystems methodology to reduce waste, increase revenue, and empower staff to both do the work and improve the work. Lisa equips teams to diagnose and treat their systems using innovative, cost-effective solutions. She has published and presented on a variety of topics, including using microsystems for practice transformation, measurement fundamentals for quality improvement, and defining and understanding quality in nursing home settings. Lisa holds a Masters Degree in Evaluative Clinical Science from Dartmouth College and is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt. She brings over 15 years of experience in process improvement and practice transformation through her work in healthcare, humane organizations and other non-profit agencies

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