National Academy of Medicine

Why We Need a Health Literacy Association

We believe health literacy needs an inclusive professional association to flourish as an independent field of research and practice. The crea
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Using a Population Health Driver Diagram to Support Health Care and Public Health Collaboration

In its report The Future of the Public’s Health in the 21st Century, the Institute of M
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Clinical Utility: Informing Treatment Decisions by Changing the Paradigm

Next-generation sequencing has provided significant insight into the basic biology of cancer, allowing for the
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Analytic Validity of Genomic Testing

The advent of genome sequencing has changed our fundamental understanding of the underlying basis of disease. It has opened up new avenues for dia
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Health Literacy Principles: Guidance for Making Information Understandable, Useful, and Navigable

Research documents that most people in the United States cannot understand or use the co
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Why We Need Climate, Health, and Equity in All Policies

Climate change, health equity, social and environmental justice, sustainability: These are each hugely important and complex issu
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How Much Do Healthy Communities Cost?

Today, most agree that achieving substantial improvements in population health and medical costs will require a greater focus on the upstream soci
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An Example of Effecting Change Through Community, Movement Building, and Scaling Up

Low-income people in this country are mired in a constant and unremitting fog of stress. This chronic
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The Significance of Data Harmonization for Credentialing Research

Improving the quality of health care requires going beyond the basic standards for health care organizations and form
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A Health Literacy Fable for Tomorrow: Help the World Be Healthy with Health Literacy

There once was a town in the heart of America where health seemed to come naturally for everyone. T
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