Innovations in Health Literacy Research: Workshop Summary

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Nearly nine out of 10 adults have difficulty using everyday health information to make good health decisions. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Health Literacy held a meeting on May 27, 2010, to explore areas for research in health literacy, the relationship between health literacy and health disparities, and ways to apply information technology to improve health literacy.

 

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Contents

6 A Call to Action
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7 Health Literacy Research Contributions to the National Action Plan
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8 Lessons Learned from the Workshop
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References
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Workshop Agenda
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Workshop Speaker Biosketches
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Workshop Report from the Health Literacy Annual Research Conference
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