Christine North

PhD, MPH, BCPA
Jesus House, Inc.
Christine

Christine North

PhD, MPH, BCPA
Jesus House, Inc.
Advocate Location
Edmond , OK 73013
Specialty
Medical Guidance
TeleAdvocacy Not Offered
Paid Consultations Only
(419) 909-3230 Email Advocate
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How I Can Help
Serve as Medical Power of Attorney for my parent and helped manage my father's case with Alzheimer's from over 1,000 miles away. Have helped my mother manage bi-lateral radial fractures from a distance, was present for my sister and pre-eclampsia and 13-week premature birth of my niece, and have been involved with numerous other situations for families and friends.
Important Information About Me
  • My geographical area of practice is Oklahoma City
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
I have had myriad health issues in my life, including two medical mistakes that cold and should have been avoided. When I discovered Health Communication as an area of study, I knew immediately that this was a career path for me. I have been passionate about the importance of patient-provider communication, shared decision-making and patient empowerment from the beginning, and believe that without these things, healthcare will not be at its best for patients or for providers. I am concerned about the well-being of those who care for us as patients as well as for the patients being cared for. Anything I can do to improve outcomes for both groups of people is what I want to do. I am also passionate about social justice and realize just how many people do not have equal access to quality health care because of financial issues, racial disparities, lack of access, and many other social determinants that impede their ability to receive the health care that each and every person rightly deserves. Patient advocacy is one way I can work to help give back.
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Formal Education
University of Nebraska at Omaha, BA, Psychology, 1991
University of Nebraska at Omaha, MA, Interpersonal Communication, 1993
University of Oklahoma, Ph.D. Health Communication, 1997
Wright State University, MPH, Health Promotion & Education, 2012
Language Proficiency
  • Spanish
Faith Experience
  • Protestantism
Additional Skills
I speak Spanish as well as English and have a great deal of experience working in Central American countries. I understand many of the issues facing groups that are frequently disadvantaged in our health care system. I also have had a lot of health issues myself, and as a result, I understand how to work through the health care system and how to gain access to services and how to advocate fr oneself. I love sharing these skills with others.
Professional Affiliations
Board Certified Patient Advocate, Member Society of Professional Health Educators (SOPHE), Central States Communication Association, AAC&U, Part of the Undergraduate Global Health University Consortium Task Force