National Academy of Medicine

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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“Well-Being in All Policies”: Promoting Cross-Sectoral Collaboration to Improve People’s Lives

In “A New Perspective on the Health of Canadians,” Marc Lalonde, the Canadian Minister of National Health and
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The Olmsted County (MN) Collaborative School-Located Influenza Immunization Program: A Population Health Case Report

Morbidity and mortality resulting from influenza have remained high in the United State
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Building a Culture of Health Equity at the Federal Level

The United States spends significantly more resources on health care than any other nation. Despite this fact and the remarkable improvements in
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A Population Health Strategy for Diabetes: New Partners, New Opportunities

Diabetes challenges the nation’s health in many ways. As of 2012, one in 11 Americans was living with the disease, and two in five Americans
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CDC’s 6|18 Initiative: Accelerating Evidence into Action

The long delay between the creation of new evidence for primary prevention by public health and widespread adoption into best practice by the healt
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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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