National Academy of Medicine

Why We Need a Health Literacy Association

By Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, Robert A. Logan
February 04, 2015 | Discussion Paper

We believe health literacy needs an inclusive professional association to flourish as an independent field of research and practice. The creation of an international, multidisciplinary, peer organization has the potential to enhance the careers of health literacy researchers and practitioners as well as nurture the field’s future by providing a global resource for educational and professional development.

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