Alison Caballero, MPH, CHES
Associate Professor & Director, Center for Health Literacy
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Alison Caballero, MPH, CHES is an Associate Professor and Director of the UAMS Center for Health Literacy. Alison collaborates with campus leaders in education, research, and clinical care and a host of external partners to advance the Center’s mission to improve health by making health information easy to understand. She leads a team of expert staff who provide health communications training, engage in collaborative research, and provide a host of services including plain language assessment and editing, Spanish translation, health education materials development, and field testing. She has been a certified health education specialist (CHES®) for more than 20 years.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Culinary medicine (CM) considers the missing implementation link between dietary choices and health outcomes. Principles address gaps in care by changing conversations regarding weight, diet, and exercise to help people understand and incorporate realistic changes into daily life. Medical providers demonstrate weight bias, negatively impacting quality of care and patient outcomes, to varying degrees. Bias contributes to underutilization of education for healthy eating concepts by defaulting to weight-based conversations. CM principles emphasize quality food choices, their preparation, and…