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ERIC Number: EJ1153095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
What Extension Professionals Say about Teaching Health Insurance: Results from a Nationwide Survey
Brown, Virginia; Koonce, Joan C.; Martin, Ken; Kiss, Elizabeth; Katras, Mary Jo; Wise, Dena
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v109 n3 p37-44 Sum 2017
The Extension Committees on Organization and Policy adopted a new Health and Wellness Framework with six priority areas. A health insurance literacy team was appointed to assess current system efforts and develop research, programs, and professional development opportunities. Survey results show that finance educators were the most likely educators to be teaching health insurance topics and the majority were using materials developed by Extension. However, Extension educators as a whole were not comfortable teaching health insurance topics and wanted more professional development around the topic. Based on these findings, the team has begun providing professional development trainings and common resources for system-wide use.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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