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AHRQ Author: Brach C
The journey to become a health literate organization: a snapshot of health system improvement.
This chapter explores the journey that a growing number of organizations are taking to become health literate. A part of the chapter highlights the experiences of three organizations that have explicitly set a goal to become health literate: Carolinas Healthcare System (CHS), Intermountain Healthcare, and Northwell Health. The chapter ends with lessons learned from the experiences of health literacy pioneers that may be useful to organizations embarking on the journey.
Citation: Brach C . The journey to become a health literate organization: a snapshot of health system improvement. Stud Health Technol Inform 2017;240:203-37.
Keywords: Health Literacy, Healthcare Systems, Quality Improvement