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Food as Medicine: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approaches for Occupational Therapy in Eliminating Health Disparities
Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM CDT
Category: SIGS

This event will be held live on Big Marker.  The replay will be available to registrants until 10pm on Wednesday, April 1.

Timed Agenda:
5:45-6:00 Check in/tech troubleshooting
6:00-7:00 Intro and Presentation
7:00-7:15 Questions/Discussion

Event Description:
This presentation will cover occupational therapy's role in wellness, prevention, and health maintenance through food and complementary and alternative medicines. When combined with efforts to understand racial health disparities, our health education role can lessen these gaps.

Speaker Biography:
Sheela Ivlev (she/her) is a South Asian occupational therapist specializing in wellness and mental health. She has worked for Stanford Health Care and San Francisco VA Health Care System, San Jose State University as a clinical educator, and is currently running a wellness-based virtual practice. She has co-authored a chapter on racism in Cara and MacRae's Psychosocial Occupational Therapy and has another chapter contribution in progress. She has presented at multiple state conferences on racism in the context of human occupation. She serves on San Francisco's Alternatives to Policing Steering Committee, California Coalition for Mental Health, and founded a BIPOC OT Practitioners Group and Directory of Providers to improve support for minoritized providers and service users.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will:
Identify significant health disparities impacting each racial group.
Describe the role of OTPs in providing health education and advocacy through the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework.
Apply at least one of the recommended strategies to empower service users to prioritize their health after completing this course.

Target Audience: OT, OTA, Student

Level of Content:  Introductory

CEUs : 1.25

Fees: $5 MOTA member/$25 non-members

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