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CRI’s Andrew Pleasant Participates in Institute of Medicine Workshop on Health Literacy and Precision Medicine

CRI Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., participated in an Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy workshop to discuss the mutually beneficial relationship between health literacy and precision medicine. Part of the workshop’s focus was on the recently announced Precision Medicine Initiative, an effort to create a research cohort of more than a million participants to contribute genomic and health data to advance the ability to precisely treat people based not only on their health status but also their genome. The workshop participants and speakers discussed health literacy’s role in recruiting, engaging, and retaining a fully informed cohort, as well as how to usefully and equitably report the results of the research to participants and the public at large.