The following was posted on the HealthLiteracy listserv.
Please check the Health Affairs’ web site for a new paper on health literacy and health policy by HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh and other HHS colleagues. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/early/2012/01/18/hlthaff.2011.1169 (You should be able to access this article for the next 2 weeks even without a Health Affairs’ subscription. The article will appear in their print journal in early February.)
Also this week, the Institute of Medicine Health Literacy Roundtable released a discussion paper on the Attributes of a Health Literate Organization. This brief paper is based on the Roundtable’s November 2011 workshop on the same topic. http://www.iom.edu/Activities/PublicHealth/HealthLiteracy.aspx
Both papers represent a major step forward for health literacy issues as a part of mainstream health policymaking.
Cynthia Baur; U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Understanding Health Literacy (aa47.wordpress.com)