Book/Report

Implications of Health Literacy for Public Health: Workshop Summary.

Hewitt M; Hernandez LM; Roundtable on Health Literacy; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice; Institute of Medicine; IOM.

Health literacy can affect patients' ability to understand directions, ask good questions, and participate in care. Framing health literacy as a public health challenge, this report describes efforts to address it in three states and explores implementation and research to improve it across the United States.