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The Resource Health literacy : improving health, health systems, and health policy around the world : workshop summary, Lyla M. Hernandez, Rapporteur ; Roundtable on Health Literacy, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Health literacy : improving health, health systems, and health policy around the world : workshop summary, Lyla M. Hernandez, Rapporteur ; Roundtable on Health Literacy, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Label
Health literacy : improving health, health systems, and health policy around the world : workshop summary
Title
Health literacy
Title remainder
improving health, health systems, and health policy around the world : workshop summary
Statement of responsibility
Lyla M. Hernandez, Rapporteur ; Roundtable on Health Literacy, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Title variation
Improving health, health systems, and health policy around the world
Contributor
Contributor
Issuing body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The roots of health literacy can be traced back to the national literacy movement in India under Gandhi and to aid groups working in Africa to promote education and health. The term health literacy was first used in 1974 and described as "health education meeting minimal standards for all school grade levels". From that first use the definition of health literacy evolved during the next 30 years with official definitions promulgated by government agencies and large programs. Despite differences among these definitions, they all hold in common the idea that health literacy involves the need for people to understand information that helps them maintain good health. Although the United States produces a majority of the research on health literacy, Europe has strong multinational programs as well as research efforts, and health literacy experts in developing countries have created successful programs implemented on a community level. Given these distinct strengths of efforts worldwide, there are many opportunities for collaboration. International collaboration can harness the United States' research power, Europe's multilingual and multinational experience, and developing nations' community-based programs to create robust programs and research that reach people--not based on language or nationality but on need and value. A workshop on international health literacy efforts that feature presentations and discussion about health literacy interventions from various countries as well as other topics related to international health literacy was held as the basis for this report. Health Literacy: Improving Health, Health Systems, and Health Policy Around the World summarizes the findings and discussions at the workshop"--Academy website
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Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
362.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA440.A15
LC item number
H43 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WA 590
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hernandez, Lyla M.
  • Pleasant, Andrew F.
  • Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
  • Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Health education
  • Literacy
  • World health
  • Medical policy
  • International cooperation
  • Health Literacy
  • Health Policy
  • Health Education
  • Global Health
  • International Cooperation
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Health education
  • International cooperation
  • Literacy
  • Medical policy
  • World health
Label
Health literacy : improving health, health systems, and health policy around the world : workshop summary, Lyla M. Hernandez, Rapporteur ; Roundtable on Health Literacy, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Welcome -- Health literacy perspectives -- Health literacy policy and programs -- Innovations in health literacy -- Concluding panel -- Commissioned paper: Health literacy around the world: Part 1: Health literacy efforts outside of the United States
Control code
880439887
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (234 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309284851
Lccn
2013444409
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
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remote
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(OCoLC)880439887
Label
Health literacy : improving health, health systems, and health policy around the world : workshop summary, Lyla M. Hernandez, Rapporteur ; Roundtable on Health Literacy, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Welcome -- Health literacy perspectives -- Health literacy policy and programs -- Innovations in health literacy -- Concluding panel -- Commissioned paper: Health literacy around the world: Part 1: Health literacy efforts outside of the United States
Control code
880439887
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (234 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309284851
Lccn
2013444409
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)880439887

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