National Academy of Medicine

Health Literacy Insights for Health Crises

  Introduction Typically, the authorities and experts on public health practices are public health officials. The public expects these officials to offer impo
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Health Literacy and the Arts: An Intersection Worth Exploring

  Introduction In recent years, health literacy is increasingly viewed as aligning complexities and tasks with people’s skills and abilities
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Improving Collaboration among Health Communication, Health Education, and Health Literacy

  Health communication, health education, and health literacy are rooted in a common understanding of human commu
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Building Health Literacy and Family Engagement in Head Start Communities: A Case Study

Policy makers, government agencies, and community organizations seeking to improve health outcomes in vulnerable po
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The Democratization of Health Care: A Vital Direction for Health and Health Care

The US health-care delivery system is in the midst of a transformation. For generations, it was rooted in a transactional
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Numbers Get In the Way

Increasingly over the past decade, health literacy researchers and practitioners have been turning their attention to issues of numeracy, recognizing that numeric tasks related t
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Considerations for a New Definition of Health Literacy

The field of health literacy has evolved over the decades. While early work focused on individual skills (and deficits) and specific products (bro
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Getting It Right with the Precision Medicine Initiative: The Role of Health Literacy

In early 2015, President Obama announced a $215 million investment in the 2016 budget to revolutionize health improve
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Health Literacy and Palliative Care: What Really Happens to Patients

The authors gave a presentation at an Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy workshop titled “Health L
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