National Consumers League

Free webinar: Improving communication between patients and health care professionals

Dr. Ira Wilson of Brown University will lead webinar Dr. Ira Wilson of Brown University will lead the webinar "Medication Adherence in Practice" on November 19. Three out of four Americans do not take their medications as prescribed. Open communication between health care professionals and their patients can be a powerful tool for improving rates of medication adherence.

Health care professionals including nurses, doctors, and pharmacists can inform patients about the importance of taking their medicines as directed in order to improve overall health outcomes. Often, it is difficult to know the right questions to ask for both the patient and health care professional.

NCL’s Script Your Future campaign is holding its first-ever free webinar for health care professionals to learn how to talk with patients about taking medication as directed.  This webinar, on November 19 at 12noon Eastern, is a part of ongoing efforts to provide resources to both patients and health care professionals about medication adherence and how to improve communication in the health care setting. There are many reasons why people don’t take their medicine as directed, including forgetfulness, side effects, not sure they need medicine, and cost. Having that conversation to understand the patients’ concerns can help health care professionals provide better care.

Featuring Dr. Ira Wilson from Brown University, the webinar will present health care professionals with tools to communicate effectively with patients. Dr. Wilson will include real-world examples and solutions that he has developed over the years to establish trust with his patients and improve care.

This webinar is a must-attend for any professional who is looking to improve their skills.Join this free webinar today by registering here. Bring your questions to this exciting and interactive event! What: Webinar for health care professionals – doctors, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, etc. When: Tuesday, November 19, 12noon - 1 pm Eastern Contact Ayanna Johnson at with any questions. For more information about the Script Your Future campaign, visit