Implications of health literacy for public health : workshop summary / Maria Hewitt and Lyla M. Hernandez, rapporteurs ; Roundtable on Health Literacy, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

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Corporate Author: Implications of Health Literacy for Public Health (Workshop) Irvine, Calif.)
Other Authors: Hewitt, Maria Elizabeth (rapporteur.), Hernandez, Lyla M. (rapporteur.)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2014]
Series:Online access: NCBI NCBI Bookshelf.
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Summary:"Health literacy is the degree to which individuals can obtain, process, and understand the basic health information and services they need to make appropriate health decisions. Nearly half of all American adults - 90 million people - have inadequate health literacy to navigate the health care system. Implications of Health Literacy for Public Health is the summary of a workshop convened by the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy in November 2013 that focused on the implications of health literacy for the mission and essential services of public health. The workshop featured the presentation of a commissioned paper on health literacy activities under way in public health organizations. Other presentations examined the implications of health literacy for the mission and essential services of public health, for example, community health and safety, disease prevention, disaster management, or health communication. This report includes the commissioned paper and summaries of the workshop presentations"--Publisher's description
Physical Description:1 online resource (xvi, 160 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9780309303668
0309303664
Source of Description, Etc. Note:Online resource; title from resource home page (National Academies Press, viewed September 17, 2014).
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