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Health Literacy: Past, Present, and Future

National Academy of Medicine. August 11, 2015. Health Literacy: Past, Present, and Future: Workshop Summary

Over the past decade, understanding of health literacy has evolved to include not just individuals’ skills and abilities but the demands and complexities of the systems with which individuals interact. This Institute of Medicine workshop summary features discussions of the progress made in the field of health literacy, as well as possible directions for future health literacy efforts. Remarks from CRI Senior Advisor for Health Literacy and Research Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., are on page 89. CRI is a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Health Literacy.