National Academy of Medicine

Attributes of a Health Literate Organization

What Is a Health Literate Organization? This paper describes ten attributes of a health literate organization, that is, an organization tha
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Deadly Sins and Living Virtues of Public Health

At a recent meeting for Institute of Medicine (IOM) staff, I delivered a version of my 2011 Frank A. Calderone Prize Lecture, which incl
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Free Employee Flu Shots Pay Prevention Dividends

As is the case every year, millions of Americans will contract influenza this flu season, and thousands will die. During the 2009–10 se
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Walking Our Way to Better Health

We are spending 2.8 trillion dollars each year in the United States on health care—far more than any other country in the world. Interestingly, more th
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Benefit Design Should Reflect Value

In 1965, when Medicare was enacted, spending for prescription drugs was less than $4 billion—so low that no one thought to include a drug benefit as
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The Common Rule and Continuous Improvement in Health Care: A Learning Health System Perspective

Abstract To generate needed improvements in health care, its delivery, and its outcomes,
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Patient-Clinician Communication: Basic Principles and Expectations

Activity Marketing experts, decision scientists, patient advocates, and clinicians have developed a set of guiding pri
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