The Resource Facilitating state health exchange communication through the use of health literate practices : workshop summary, Maria Hewitt, rapporteur ; Roundtable on Health Literacy, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Facilitating state health exchange communication through the use of health literate practices : workshop summary, Maria Hewitt, rapporteur ; Roundtable on Health Literacy, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

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Facilitating state health exchange communication through the use of health literate practices : workshop summary
Title
Facilitating state health exchange communication through the use of health literate practices
Title remainder
workshop summary
Statement of responsibility
Maria Hewitt, rapporteur ; Roundtable on Health Literacy, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Title variation
Health literate practices
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 will result in significant changes to the U.S. health care system. Among its many provisions, the ACA will extend access to health care coverage to millions of Americans who have been previously uninsured. Many of the newly eligible health insurance consumers will be individuals of low health literacy, some speakers of English and others more comfortable using languages other than English. Health insurance terms such as "deductible," "co-insurance," and "out-of-pocket limit" are difficult to communicate even to those with moderate-to-high levels of health literacy and so health exchanges will face challenges as they attempt to communicate to the broader community. In addition to having to convey some of these basic, and yet complex, principles of insurance, state exchanges will be attempting to adapt to the many changes to enrollment and eligibility brought about by ACA. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) convened the Roundtable on Health Literacy that brings together leaders from the federal government, foundations, health plans, associations, and private companies to discuss challenges facing health literacy practice and research and to identify approaches to promote health literacy in both the public and private sectors. The roundtable sponsored a workshop in Washington, DC, on July 19, 2011, that focused on ways in which health literacy can facilitate state health insurance exchange communication with potential enrollees. The roundtable's workshop focused on four topics: (1) lessons learned from existing state insurance exchanges; (2) the impact of state insurance exchanges on consumers; (3) the relevance of health literacy to health insurance exchanges; and (4) current best practices in developing materials and communicating with consumers. Facilitating State Health Exchange Communication Through the Use of Health Literate Practices summarizes the presentations and discussion that occurred during the workshop. The report provides an overview of health insurance exchanges, presents evidence on the extent to which consumers understand underlying health insurance concepts, and describes the relevancy of health literacy to health insurance reform and how health literacy interventions can facilitate the implementation of health insurance reforms. The report also provides a review of best practices in developing materials and communicating with consumers, and concludes with reflections on the workshop presentations and discussions by members of the roundtable and its chair"--Publisher's description
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N$T
Dewey number
610.69/6
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illustrations
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no index present
LC call number
RA440.3.U5
Literary form
non fiction
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  • bibliography
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Facilitating state health exchange communication through the use of health literate practices : workshop summary, Maria Hewitt, rapporteur ; Roundtable on Health Literacy, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- State health insurance exchanges: overview -- State insurance exchanges' impact on consumers -- Health literacy relevance to health insurance exchanges -- Current best practices in developing materials and communicating with consumers -- Reflections on lessons learned
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ocn785387000
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1 online resource (xiv, 101 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781280123306
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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1 illustration
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)785387000
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