Promoting Health Literacy to Encourage Prevention and Wellness : Workshop Summary /

"Health literacy has been shown to affect health outcomes. The use of preventive services improves health and prevents costly health care expenditures. Several studies have found that health literacy makes a difference in the extent to which populations use preventive services. On September 15,...

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Corporate Authors: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Roundtable on Health Literacy., Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on Population Health and Public Health Service.
Other Authors: Hernandez, Lyla M., Landi, Suzanne
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC : National Academies Press, ©2011.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary:"Health literacy has been shown to affect health outcomes. The use of preventive services improves health and prevents costly health care expenditures. Several studies have found that health literacy makes a difference in the extent to which populations use preventive services. On September 15, 2009, the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy held a workshop to explore approaches to integrate health literacy into primary and secondary prevention. Promoting Health Literacy to Encourage Prevention and Wellness serves as a factual account of the discussion that took place at the workshop. The report describes the inclusion of health literacy into public health prevention programs at the national, state, and local levels; reviews how insurance companies factor health literacy into their prevention programs; and discusses industry contributions to providing health literate primary and secondary prevention"--Publisher's description.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xiv, 101 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-101).
ISBN:9780309215770
0309215773
9780309215787
0309215781
1283376334
9781283376334