Institute of Medicine. October 15, 2014. A Health Literacy Fable for Tomorrow: Help the World Be Healthy with Health Literacy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
CRI Senior Director for Health Literacy and Research Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D., a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Health Literacy, authored A Health Literacy Fable for Tomorrow: Help the World Be Healthy with Health Literacy, the story of a fictional town that faces health, economic, and social challenges due to a lack of health literacy. The fable, published as an IOM Discussion Paper, was written in homage to writer, scientist, and ecologist Rachel Carson and Silent Spring, her now-classic book on the environment.