HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Institute of Medicine advisory: April 8 news conference on health literacy

Nearly half of all American adults have difficulty understanding and acting upon the health information they encounter at the doctor's office, in the media, and elsewhere. Patients with limited health literacy are less likely to use preventive care and more likely to use costly emergency room care. A new report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, HEALTH LITERACY: A PRESCRIPTION TO END CONFUSION, examines problems associated with lack of health literacy, and recommends solutions. The IOM report, as well as LITERACY AND HEALTH OUTCOMES, published by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, will be released at a joint news conference held by IOM, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the American Medical Association.

DETAILS: 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 8, in the Murrow Room of the National Press Club, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Reporters who cannot attend may participate in the news conference by telephone by calling 1-888-323-2711 and using "health literacy" as the password.

A public briefing focused on the IOM report will follow the news conference at 3 p.m. in the same location. Those who cannot attend the briefing may listen to a live audio webcast and submit questions using an e-mail form at http://national-academies.org. (The webcast requires RealPlayer, available free at http://www.real.com/player. For more information on setup and hardware requirements, see the Real.com Web site.)

Advance copies of the IOM report will be available to reporters only beginning at 1:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 7. THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED AND NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE 1:30 P.M. EDT ON APRIL 8. To obtain a copy of the report or register to attend the news conference or briefing, contact the National Academies' Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu. '"/>

Contact: Maureen O'Leary
NEWS@nas.edu
202-334-2138
The National Academies
5-Apr-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Gladstone Institutes rank high in the scientist survey of best places for postdocs
2. Institute of Medicine advisory: Jan. 12 Briefing on Complementary and Alternative Medicine
3. Research by scientists affiliated with the Earth Institute at Columbia University
4. New Jersey Institute of Technology pioneers new way to teach engineers
5. Hopkins Institute for Global Tobacco Control receives elite recognition from PAHO/WHO
6. Weizmann Institute receives $8 million grant from Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute
7. Six new Roybal Centers for Applied Gerontology established by National Institute on Aging
8. American College of Chest Physicians announces new Critical Care Institute
9. UGA professor receives $3 million grant from National Cancer Institute for breast cancer research
10. National Institute on Aging Neuroimaging Initiative for Alzheimers disease
11. National Institute on Aging, industry launch Alzheimers disease neuroimaging initiative

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the ... business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New ... the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of ... popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation ... scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for ... Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of ... Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his ... veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career as a ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San ... using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are ... cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... 28, 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), ... call and webcast on Friday, November 3, 2017, beginning ... ending at approximately 8:30 a.m. (CDT) / 9:30 a.m. ... 2017 financial performance and guidance for 2018, Hill-Rom executives ... enhance operational performance, and long-range financial outlook through 2020. ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... NEW YORK , Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. ... big data solutions, today announced that its MyDario product is expected to ... TV listings for when The Dr. Oz Show airs in your area: ... The nine-time Emmy award-winning, ... ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017 Janssen Biotech, ... complete response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug ... approval of sirukumab for the treatment of moderately to ... indicates additional clinical data are needed to further evaluate ... to severely active RA. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: