Promoting Health Literacy to Encourage Prevention and Wellness - Workshop Summary

The IOM's Roundtable on Health Literacy brings together leaders from the federal government, foundations, health plans, associations, and private companies to discuss challenges related to health literacy and to identify approaches to promoting health literacy in both the public and private sectors. On September 15, 2009, the roundtable held a workshop to explore approaches to integrate health literacy in to primary and secondary prevention. The workshop featured presentations and discussions on select topics related to health literacy's role in preventive health care. This document is a summary of the workshop.

The IOM's Roundtable on Health Literacy brings together leaders from the federal government, foundations, health plans, associations, and private companies to discuss challenges related to health literacy and to identify approaches to promoting health literacy in both the public and private sectors. On September 15, 2009, the roundtable held a workshop to explore approaches to integrate health literacy in to primary and secondary prevention. The workshop featured presentations and discussions on select topics related to health literacy's role in preventive health care. This document is a summary of the workshop.

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