The Foundation's Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program was designed to provide four-year postdoctoral research awards offered to historically disadvantaged physicians who are committed to developing careers in academic medicine, to improving the health of underserved populations, and to furthering the understanding and elimination of health disparities.The purpose of this project is to: (1) develop a communication skills curriculum to teach primary care physicians how to recognize low literacy patients and effectively counsel them on cancer screening using risk communication and shared decision making; (2) assess the impact of training on changes in physician communication behavior; (3) assess the impact of physician training on changes in guideline concordant cancer screening rates; and (4) generate pilot data for future grant proposals for the National Cancer Institute. The main study hypothesis is that guideline concordant cancer screening rates among low literacy patients will increase after physician training in effective communication skills.
Amount Awarded $416,554.00
Awarded on: 6/13/2008
Time frame: 7/1/2008 - 6/30/2012
Grant Number: 63523