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OHPE Bulletin 376, Volume 2004, No. 376


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This week's feature, "Health Literacy and Health Promotion: Implications of an Institute of Medicine Report" is submitted by Irving Rootman, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Distinguished Scholar and Professor, Centre for Community Health Promotion Research, Faculty of Human and Social Development, University of Victoria.



In his introduction he writes, "In OHPE Bulletin 270.1, I discussed the possible relevance of the concept of health literacy for health promotion (Rootman, 2002). In this issue, I continue the discussion by drawing on Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion, a report on health literacy recently released by the U.S. Institute of Medicine (IOM, 2004) to which I made a contribution as a member of the committee that produced it. This report is important because Institute of Medicine reports tend to have a significant impact on policy, practice, and research in the United States, and often beyond."



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