By Maria Hewitt,Lyla M. Hernandez,Roundtable on Health Literacy,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Institute of Medicine
Health literacy is the measure to which people can receive, strategy, and comprehend the elemental overall healthiness info and providers they should make applicable well-being judgements. approximately half all American adults - ninety million humans - have insufficient healthiness literacy to navigate the future health care procedure. Implications of health and wellbeing Literacy for Public Health is the precis of a workshop convened through the Institute of drugs Roundtable on health and wellbeing Literacy in November 2013 that curious about the results of wellbeing and fitness literacy for the undertaking and crucial companies of public well-being. The workshop featured the presentation of a commissioned paper on well-being literacy actions less than manner in public well-being businesses. different displays tested the results of healthiness literacy for the project and crucial providers of public future health, for instance, neighborhood well-being and security, affliction prevention, catastrophe administration, or future health conversation. This file comprises the commissioned paper and summaries of the workshop presentations.
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Implications of Health Literacy for Public Health: Workshop Summary by Maria Hewitt,Lyla M. Hernandez,Roundtable on Health Literacy,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Institute of Medicine