Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2009 Annual Conference
On September 15, 2009, Cindy Brach made this presentation at the 2009 Annual
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Health Literacy in Action: Design, Development, and Measurement
Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets
September 15, 2009
Definition of Health Literacy
"The degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions."
Healthy People 2010, Institute of Medicine (2004)
Health Literacy Equation
Skills/Abilities x Demand/Complexity = Health Literacy
- Beverly A. Weidmer, MA - CAHPS® Health Literacy Item Set
- Darren DeWalt, MD, MPH - AHRQ Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
- Michael Wolf, PhD, MPH - Uniform Medication Schedule
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Health Literacy in Action: Design, Development, and Measurement. Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2009 Annual Conference (Text Version). December 2009.
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