The Resource Health literacy implications for health care reform : workshop summary, Theresa Wizemann, rapporteur ; Roundtable on Health Literacy, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Health literacy implications for health care reform : workshop summary, Theresa Wizemann, rapporteur ; Roundtable on Health Literacy, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Label
Health literacy implications for health care reform : workshop summary
Title
Health literacy implications for health care reform
Title remainder
workshop summary
Statement of responsibility
Theresa Wizemann, rapporteur ; Roundtable on Health Literacy, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Health literacy is the degree to which one can understand and make decisions based on health information. Nearly 90 million adults in the United States have limited health literacy. While poor health literacy spans all demographics, rates of low health literacy are disproportionately higher among those with lower socioeconomic status, limited education, or limited English proficiency, as well as among the elderly and individuals with mental or physical disabilities. Studies have shown that there is a correlation between low health literacy and poor health outcomes. In 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act designed to extend access to health care coverage to millions of Americans who have been previously uninsured. Many of the newly eligible individuals who should benefit most from the ACA, however, are least prepared to realize those benefits as a result of low health literacy. They will face significant challenges understanding what coverage they are eligible for under the ACA, making informed choices about the best options for themselves and their families, and completing the enrollment process. This book explores opportunities to advance health literacy in association with the implementation of health care reform. The report focuses on building partnerships to advance the field of health literacy by translating research findings into practical strategies for implementation, and on educating the public, press, and policymakers regarding issues of health literacy
Cataloging source
NRC
Dewey number
613.07
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA440.3.U5
LC item number
H3845 2011 ebook
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Health literacy implications for health care reform : workshop summary, Theresa Wizemann, rapporteur ; Roundtable on Health Literacy, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
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
  • Health literacy and health care reform
  • Opportunities and challenges for individuals under the ACA
  • Opportunities and challenges for those implementing the ACA
  • How can health literacy facilitate health care reform?
Control code
ocn745454645
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 114 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283213363
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26484973
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)745454645
  • pebcs0309164176

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