Improving Health Literacy around the World

A new workshop summary from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) addresses opportunities for international research collaboration in the effort to improve health education in countries around the globe.
The report, “Health Literacy: Improving Health, Health Systems, and Health Policy Around the World - Workshop Summary,” summarizes presentations and discussions about health literacy interventions and other topics related to international health literacy. The term health literacy involves both the need for people to understand information that helps them maintain good health and the need for health systems to reduce their complexity.