Dr. Salt’s research and teaching strategies are based in health promotion, social determinants of health, and social justice. She utilizes a community-engaged scholarship approach to establish partnerships that promote health while providing opportunities for teaching and service. Dr. Salt is the clinical coordinator for the undergraduate Population Focused Health course at UT Health and is working with the San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic to create culturally sensitive health interventions for the refugee community.
Rebekah Salt, PhD, RN
UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing
Trifecta: When Social Determinants of Health, Interprofessional Education and a School Based Prevention Program Meet
Social determinants of health (SDOH) impact overall health, well-being, and quality of life. Poverty lowers educational levels and limits access to healthcare which can result in increased health disparities. A systematic review has suggested that a combination of oral health education and promotion programs is more effective than oral health education alone. While most children have access to dental care through SCHIP, many are still experiencing a higher level of dental caries despite sealant placements. This project provided an IPE opportunity to nursing and dental graduate students using…