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A Model Collaboration to Develop a Health Literate Care Curriculum

Health care delivery systems and health information are both extremely complicated. Health systems are finding that they cannot achieve improved patient outcomes or experiences without improving how health care professionals communicate with and support patients.

Medical schools can respond to the urgent need for health literate physicians by integrating health literacy knowledge and skills throughout their curricula. The authors of this #NAMPerspectives commentary created a Health Literate Care Curriculum Model to educate and train physicians in health literacy skills, and to advise key strategies to achieve productive interactions between informed, engaged patients and families and prepared, proactive health care teams.

Read the newly published National Academy of Medicine commentary, “A Model Collaboration to Develop a Health Literate Care Curriculum: Preparing the Next Generation of Physicians to Deliver Excellent Patient Outcomes and Experiences”.

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