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.
Table of Contents
|2 Report on the First Annual Research on Health Literacy Conference||3-6|
|3 The Role of Health Literacy in Health Disparities Research||7-22|
|4 The Role of Health Literacy in Health Information Technology||23-32|
|5 Professional Development in Health Literacy Research||33-38|
|6 A Call to Action||39-48|
|7 Health Literacy Research Contributions to the National Action Plan||49-58|
|8 Lessons Learned from the Workshop||59-62|
|Appendix A: Workshop Agenda||67-70|
|Appendix B: Workshop Speaker Biosketches||71-78|
|Appendix C: Workshop Report from the Health Literacy Annual Research Conference||79-96|
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