approaches; (2) economic outcomes of health literacy implementation; and (3) how various stakeholders can affect health literacy.

The workshop was organized by an independent planning committee in accordance with the procedures of the National Academy of Sciences. The planning group included Sharon Barrett, Darren DeWalt, Jean Krause, Ruth Parker, Dean Schillinger, and Carol Teutsch. The role of the workshop planning committee was limited to planning the workshop. Planning committee members developed the agenda topics, and selected and invited expert speakers and discussants to address identified topics. 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. All views presented in the report are those of workshop participants. The report does not contain any findings or recommendations by the planning committee or the roundtable.

The workshop was moderated by roundtable chair, George Isham, and featured presentations and discussion. Chapter 2 presents a summary of the keynote address on the role of the university in improving health literacy. Chapter 3 focuses on state-based models to improve health literacy. In Chapter 4, the role of the university in improving health literacy statewide is explored further. Chapter 5 covers improving health literacy at the community level. Chapter 6 follows with a general discussion of the day’s proceedings.

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