Medicine in adding health literacy topics to exams. In terms of maximizing education and training opportunities, Davis recommended embedding health literacy into regular curriculum content rather than presenting it as a stand-alone topic. Isham added that national professional organizations often set general policy, but that licensure and accreditation for most professionals is at the state level. Therefore, a two-level strategy could be considered. Culbert referred to the national discussion underway about core health professional competencies and educational reform. The Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions (FASHP) is addressing this issue with a focus on cross-disciplinary education, he said.

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