Meeting 7: Roundtable on Health Literacy. Workshop on Measures of Health Literacy

When: February 26, 2009 (8:30 AM Eastern)

Topics Public Health, Quality and Patient Safety, Select Populations and Health Equity
Activity: Roundtable on Health Literacy
Board: Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

The Members of the Roundtable on Health Literacy held a workshop on February 26, 2009, in Room 100 of the Keck Building of the National Academies, located at 500 5th Street NW, Washington, DC. The Workshop on Measures of Health Literacy focused on (1) reviewing existing approaches for measuring health literacy, (2) reviewing health system level approaches to assessing health literacy, and (3) providing a vision for what could be done in population-based measurement of health literacy.

Workshop Agenda

7:45-8:30 am Registration

8:30-8:45 am Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop
George Isham, M.D., M.S., Chair, Roundtable on Health Literacy

8:45-9:00 am Health Literacy Measurement: Mapping the Terrain
Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

9:00-11:15 am Panel: Testing Individual Health Literacy
George Isham, Moderator

9:00-9:15 am Health Literacy Measures—the Positives and Negatives of a Wide Range of Tools
Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D.
Rutgers University

9:15-9:30 am The Importance of a National Data Set on Health Literacy
Marin P. Allen, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health

9:30-10:00 am Discussion

10:00-10:15 am BREAK

10:15-10:30 am RTI Approach: Measures of Written and Oral Health Literacy
Lauren McCormack, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.
RTI International

10:30-10:45 am Bilingual Assessment of Health Literacy
Elizabeth Hahn, M.A.
Northwestern University

10:45-11:15 am Discussion

11:15-12:30 pm Panel: Other Approaches to Health Literacy Measurement
Cindy Brach, M.P.P., Moderator

11:15-11:30 am Self-Report Measures of Health Literacy
Lisa Chew, M.D.
University of Washington at Harborview Medical Center

11:30-11:45 am Demographic Assessment for Health Literacy (DAHL)
Amresh Hanchate, Ph.D.
Boston University School of Medicine

11:45-12:00 pm Estimating Community Health Literacy
Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H.
The Rand Corporation

12:00-12:30 pm Discussion

12:30-1:30 pm LUNCH

1:30-1:45 pm Using the NAALs Date: Strengths and Limitations for Health Services
Barry Weiss, M.D.
University of Arizona College of Medicine

1:45-2:00 pm Discussion

2:00-3:00 pm Panel: Other Approaches to Health Literacy Measurement, continued
Cindy Brach, Moderator

2:00-2:15 pm A Functional Approach to Assessing Health Literacy
Sandra Smith, M.P.H.
University of Washington School of Public Health

2:15-2:30 pm Assessing Oral Health Literacy
Kathleen Mazor, Ed.D.
University of Massachusetts Medical School

2:30-3:00 pm Discussion

3:00-4:30 pm Panel: Measuring Health System Responses to Health Literacy
Carolyn Cocotas, R.T., M.P.A., Moderator

3:00-3:15 pm America's Health Insurance Plans
Julie Gazmararian, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

3:15-3:30 pm URAC
John P. DuMoulin, M.S., C.A.E.

3:30-3:45 pm Health Literacy CAHPS
Beverly Weidmer Ocampo, M.A.
The Rand Corporation

3:45-4:00 pm The Joint Commission
Amy Wilson-Stronks, M.P.P., C.P.H.Q.
The Joint Commission

4:00-4:30 pm Discussion

4:30-4:45 pm Vision: Identification of main points of workshop. Where do we want to go in terms of measuring health literacy? Measurement of health literacy requires measurement of skills (individual, community, and population level) as well as measurement of demands related to health and health care.
Ruth M. Parker, M.D.
Emory University School of Medicine

4:45-5:15 pm Discussion

5:15 pm ADJOURN

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