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Community-based health literacy interventions : proceedings of a workshop / Joe Alper, rapporteur Roundtable on Health Literacy, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Health and Medicine Division, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.  

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In its landmark report, Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion, the Institute of Medicine noted that there are 90 million adults in the United States with limited health literacy who cannot fully benefit from what the health and health care systems have to offer. Since the release of that report, health literacy has become a vibrant research field that has developed and disseminated a wide range of tools and practices that have helped organizations, ranging in size from large health care systems to individual health care providers and pharmacists, to engage in health literate discussions with and provide health literate materials for patients and family members. Improving the health literacy of organizations can be an important component of addressing the social determinants of health and achieving the triple aim of improving the patient experience, improving the health of populations, and reducing the cost of care. However, the focus on organizations does not address the larger issue of how to improve health literacy across the U.S. population.

To get a better understanding of the state of community-based health literacy interventions, the Roundtable on Health Literacy hosted a workshop on July 19, 2017 on community-based health literacy interventions. It featured examples of community-based health literacy programs, discussions on how to evaluate such programs, and the actions the field can take to embrace this larger view of health literacy. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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Exploring equity in multisector community health partnerships : proceedings of a workshop / Darla Thompson and Joe Alper, rapporteurs Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Health and Medicine Division, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.  

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Building on previous National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshops that explored how safe and healthy communities are a necessary component of health equity and efforts to improve population health, the Roundtable on …

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Strategies for effective improvements to the BioWatch system : proceedings of a workshop / Joe Alper, rapporteur Planning Committee for a Workshop on Strategies for Effective Biological Detection Systems, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.  

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BioWatch is the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) system for detecting an aerosolized biological attack using collectors that are positioned strategically across the country to continuously monitor the air for …

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Using technology to advance global health : proceedings of a workshop / Rachel M. Taylor and Joe Alper, rapporteurs Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety, Board on Global Health, Health and Medicine Division, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.  

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To explore how the use of technology can facilitate progress toward globally recognized health priorities, the Forum on Publicâ€"Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety organized a public workshop.