Health Literacy in Clinical Practice and Public Health : New Initiatives and Lessons Learned at the Intersection With Other Disciplines

Health Literacy in Clinical Practice and Public Health : New Initiatives and Lessons Learned at the Intersection With Other Disciplines

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New Initiatives and Lessons Learned at the Intersection with other Disciplines. Health literacy is the ultimate global currency of health and well-being. Without health literacy, medicine fails, public health fails, and people pay the cost for these failures with their lives. As this book goes to press, the world is confronted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Improving health literacy becomes increasingly important if we are to successfully confront the challenges that stress our systems of medicine and public health like never before. Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, former Surgeon General of the United States, in his

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