Grand Rounds – Addressing Type II Diabetes Mellitus through the Application of the Health Belief Model in Primary Care

Event Date & Time

April 7, 2021 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm


Video Conference

Event Details:


Adherence to treatment is an important aspect of managing chronic conditions, such as Type II Diabetes Mellitus. Several factors have been identified as facilitators and/or barriers to adherence in medication use, behavioral recommendations, and other health-promoting behaviors. Through the use of the Health Belief Model (HBM), primary care providers, behavioral health consultants, and team members can learn strategies to assess for barriers to treatment, increase trust and support within visits, and ultimately personalize treatment for patients. This presentation will discuss ways to implement this model in decreasing barriers to care, increasing perceived benefits to treatment, and enhancing the patient’s self-efficacy, which has been found to be effective in improving health behavior outcomes.


At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1.  Identify factors that influence adherence to treatment recommendations.
  2.  Describe how the Health Belief Model can be used in primary care clinics.
  3.  Demonstrate ways to implement the Health Belief Model in treating Type II Diabetes Mellitus.

Financial Disclosures:

Staci Grant, MA and her faculty mentor Stacy Ogbeide, PsyD have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee members (Mark Nadeau, MD, Marcy Wiemers, MD, Maria Del Pilar Montañez Villacampa, MD, Christine Song, DO, Nehman Andry, MD, Gabriela Lopez, PsyD, Maureen Alvarado, DO, Inez I. Cruz, PhD, and Nichole Rubio) have no relevant financial relationships to commercial interests to disclose.

The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee member Carlos Roberto Jaén, MD has disclosed he receives royalties from General Practice and Family Medicine for being UpToDate Editor-in-Chief.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.00 hours)

Target Audience:

Specialties – Primary Care; Family Medicine  
Faculty, residents, other health care providers and staff from our department; physicians and health care providers from San Antonio and South Texas; and medical students in our third-year clerkship and fourth year rotations. 


The UT Health Long San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

The Long School of Medicine designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Attendance. For information on applicability and acceptance, please consult your professional licensing board.

For activity related questions, please contact:

Name: Nichole Rubio- FCM Grand Rounds Coordinator


For CME general questions, please contact:

Ph: (210) 567-4445




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About the Speaker(s)

Staci Grant, MA
Psychology Resident
UT Health San Antonio