Motivational Interviewing in Practice: A Case Study of Vaccine Hesitancy in Health Education

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Motivational Interviewing in Practice: A Case Study of Vaccine Hesitancy in Health Education

Speakers: Amanda Gabarda, EdD, MPH, NBC-HWC & Renee Greenwald, MS, NBC-HWC

There is strong evidence and support for the use of Motivational Interviewing across a wide range of challenging behaviors, including vaccine hesitancy. In this session, we will focus on how MI principles and strategies can be leveraged to address vaccine hesitancy. The session will review how health educators can use Motivational Interviewing in conversations about vaccines and will include a demonstration of core skills in practice.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this micro-learning session, participants will be able to:

1. Describe vaccine hesitancy and the role health educators play in public health settings (6.2.1)
2. Identify core Motivational Interviewing Concepts that can be applied to vaccine hesitancy (6.3.1)
3. Summarize how Motivational Interviewing can support health educators in conversations about vaccines (6.2.3)

Dr. Amanda R. Gabarda, EdD, MPH, MS, CHES®

Senior Director, Clinical Training & Education

UPMC Health Plan

Dr. Gabarda is the Senior Director of Clinical Training & Development at UPMC Health Plan where is responsible for the creation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of training and skill development of lifestyle health coaches and care managers. She has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University, a Master of Public Health from Walden University, and a Doctor of Education in Health and Physical Activity from the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Gabarda is a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach a Certified Health Education Specialist, and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.

Renee Greenwald, MS, NBC-HWC

Quality Assurance Coordinator

UPMC Health Plan

Renee Greenwald is a Quality Assurance Coordinator at UPMC Health Plan where she is responsible for training, empowering, and the skill development of health coaches and care managers. She has a bachelor’s in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University and a master’s in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, specializing in wellness and fitness and wellness coaching from California University of Pennsylvania. Renee is a Nationally Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach.

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Recorded 07/13/2021
Recorded 07/13/2021
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0.50 Entry-level CECH, CPH credits  |  Certificate available
0.50 Entry-level CECH, CPH credits  |  Certificate available