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Innovations in Health Literacy Research: Workshop Summary
the workshop. Unlike a consensus committee report, a workshop summary may not contain conclusions and recommendations. Therefore, this summary has been prepared by the workshop rapporteur as a factual summary of what occurred at the workshop.
The workshop was moderated by George Isham. It began with a presentation about the first annual Health Literacy Annual Research Conference (HARC), held in October 2009. Discussion focused on two of the recurring themes of the HARC meeting: the integration of research on health literacy and health disparities; and the role of information technology and health literacy research. For the workshop summarized in this report, a panel was convened to address each of the two themes described above. The third workshop panel focused on professional development in health literacy research. In the fourth panel, leaders of three government agencies offered the first public presentation of the new National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy. The final workshop panel addressed the role of health literacy research in the National Action Plan. The workshop ended with a discussion of lessons learned from the workshop.