Community Engagement Organization and Development for Public Health Practice

Community Engagement  Organization  and Development for Public Health Practice
Author: Frederick Murphy
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2012-08-06
ISBN: 0826108016
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Community Based Participatory Health Research Second Edition

Community Based Participatory Health Research  Second Edition
Author: Daniel S. Blumenthal, MD, MPH,Ralph J. DiClemente, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2013-02-01
ISBN: 0826193978
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community Based Participatory Health Research Second Edition Book Excerpt:

ìCommunity-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) has become the preferred model for conducting research in communities. Most scientists who conduct such research now recognize that working in partnership with the community is preferable, and more ethical, than conducting research on a communityÖ. As Surgeon General of the United States, I direct a number of programs aimed at encouraging Americans to avoid tobacco, engage in physical activity, consume more nutritious diets, and protect their health in other ways. We need more effective methods to persuade, motivate, and enable individuals and communities to adopt these healthier lifestyles, and it is through CBPR that we will be able to discover these methods.î From the Foreword by Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, U.S. Surgeon General ìThe editors of this book bring together in one place both a description of epidemiological methods and a discussion of community-level issues. It is a volume that will prove useful to those who wish to conduct contemporary community-based research.î ñ Praise for the First Edition from the Foreword David Satcher, Former Surgeon General of the United States This second edition of a highly regarded textbook on the foundations of and strategies for achieving fertile community-based health care research has been completely revised and updated. It now includes new chapters on translating research into practice, evaluating research, and applying community-based participatory research (CBPR) principles to service, education, and evaluation. The book also updates a crucial chapter on the voices of community stakeholders and an important study of the ethical issues surrounding the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. Edited by renowned professors of community-based research, the text is distinguished by its how-to approach and focus on practical research methods. The text discusses the unique challenges of conducting CBPR and addresses ways to build and sustain community partnerships. It explores ethical issues regarding health care research, includes input from community stakeholders, and describes national and international support for CBPR. Research methods covered include qualitative studies, surveys, and intervention trials. Applications of CBPR illustrate how to translate research into practice and community-based participatory approaches to service, education, and evaluation. The second edition includes new chapters on: Building and sustaining researcher/community partnerships National and international investments in and support for CBPR Surveys and methods for conducting CBPR Translating research into practice Community-based participatory approaches to service, education, and evaluation

The Morehouse Model

The Morehouse Model
Author: Ronald L. Braithwaite,Tabia Henry Akintobi,Daniel S. Blumenthal,W. Mary Langley
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN: 1421438054
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Morehouse Model Book Excerpt:

It will be a touchstone for anyone conducting community-based participatory research, as well as any institution that wants to have a positive effect on its local community.

Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural Settings

Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural Settings
Author: Debra A. Harley,Noel A. Ysasi,Malachy L. Bishop,Allison R. Fleming
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 735
Release: 2017-11-03
ISBN: 3319647865
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural Settings Book Excerpt:

This first-of-its-kind textbook surveys rehabilitation and vocational programs aiding persons with disabilities in remote and developing areas in the U.S. and abroad. Contributors discuss longstanding challenges to these communities, most notably economic and environmental obstacles and ongoing barriers to service delivery, as well as their resilience and strengths. Intersections of health, social, structural, and access disparities are shown affecting rural disabled populations such as women, racial and sexual minorities, youth, and elders. In terms of responses, a comprehensive array of healthcare and health policy solutions and recommendations is critiqued with regard to health, employment, and service effectiveness outcomes. Included among the topics: Healthcare initiatives, strategies, and challenges for people with disabilities in rural, frontier, and territory settings. Challenges faced by veterans residing in rural communities. The Asia and Pacific region: rural-urban impact on disability. Challenges after natural disaster for rural residents with disabilities. Meeting the needs of rural adults with mental illness and dual diagnoses. Capacity building in rural communities through community-based collaborative partnerships. Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural Settings makes a worthy textbook for graduate students and upper-level undergraduates in the fields of social work, community and environmental psychology, public health, sociology, education, and geography. Its professional audience also includes vocational rehabilitation counselors serving these dynamic populations.

Community Health Workers in Action

Community Health Workers in Action
Author: Melvin Delgado
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-07-26
ISBN: 0190691042
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community Health Workers in Action Book Excerpt:

Community Health Workers in Action proposes support and expansion of the role of community health workers in meeting the health needs of marginalized groups in United States cities (although their potential reach is not limited to any one group or geographical section). Given the health inequities that continue to touch the lives of millions of people of color across the country, these professionals' efforts--which translate to innovative, community-centered responses designed to reach particularly vulnerable populations--are quite timely. In order to truly understand the topic of health care, one must first explore its historical contexts, socio-cultural factors, and the ways in which values play a critical role in shaping a worldview of the right to quality care. This book offers readers a window into the dynamic field that continues to expand in highly creative and cost-effective ways, which ultimately shape one major piece of the complicated puzzle that is health care in America.

Helping Children Cope with Trauma

Helping Children Cope with Trauma
Author: Ruth Pat-Horenczyk,Danny Brom,Juliet M. Vogel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-01-21
ISBN: 1317934660
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helping Children Cope with Trauma Book Excerpt:

Helping Children Cope with Trauma bridges theory and practice in examining emerging approaches to enhancing resilience and treating traumatised children. Adopting a child-centred perspective, it highlights the importance of the synergy between individual, family, community and social interventions for recovery from post-traumatic stress. Consisting of chapters by an international range of contributors, the book is presented in three sections, reflecting the ecological circles of support that facilitate healthy development in the face of traumatic circumstances. Section 1, Individual, addresses the impact of exposure to trauma and loss on post-traumatic adaptation, focusing on biological aspects, attachment patterns, emotion regulation and aggressive behaviour in children. Section 2, Family, looks at the concept of family resilience, the impact of trauma on playfulness in toddlers and parents, innovative models for working with children traumatised by war, domestic violence and poverty and describes the challenges faced by refugee families in the light of intergenerational transmission of trauma. Section 3, Community, broadly explores the concept of community resilience and preparedness, the centrality of the school in the community during times of war and conflict, post-traumatic distress and resilience in diverse cultural contexts and the impact of trauma work on mental health professionals who live and work in shared traumatic realities. The book concludes with a theoretical discussion of the concept of Survival Mode as an organisng principle for understanding post-traumatic phenomena. Helping Children Cope with Trauma will provide mental health professionals, child welfare workers, educators, child development experts and researchers with a thorough understanding of the needs of children after trauma and how those needs may best be met.

Piece of War

Piece of War
Author: Meha Dixit
Publsiher: Sage Publications Pvt. Limited
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2020-09-07
ISBN: 9353885094
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Piece of War Book Excerpt:

Throughout history war has affected civilizations in many ways. In contemporary times, Afghanistan, the Kashmir Valley, parts of Middle East and Africa continue to be embroiled in conflict. It makes you ask the question: Is there an ‘ordinary’ life beyond violence in these conflict zones? Through the real-life stories of people, the book attempts to uncover the human aspect of war, and how individuals and communities make sense of and cope with the pain and uncertainty. In this book, narratives of people who have either lived or are living in conflict zones are presented in an anecdotal manner, highlighting the extraordinary resilience humankind possesses and its ability to survive amidst despair and destruction. Documenting the author’s first-hand experience of confronting the realities of conflict-affected and ‘post-conflict’ regions of the Middle East, South Asia and West Africa (Afghanistan, Afghanistan–Pakistan border, Lebanon, Lebanon–Syria border, Sierra Leone, Indo-Pakistan border, Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Rohingya refugees along Bangladesh–Myanmar border), the book is a raw and bleeding portrayal of hope and strength. Piece of War will be a heartfelt and introspective read for all readers, and an analytical read especially for psychologists, anthropologists and journalists.

Internet of Things Infrastructures and Mobile Applications

Internet of Things  Infrastructures and Mobile Applications
Author: Michael E. Auer,Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1132
Release: 2020-09-10
ISBN: 3030499324
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internet of Things Infrastructures and Mobile Applications Book Excerpt:

This book gathers papers on interactive and collaborative mobile learning environments, assessment, evaluation and research methods in mobile learning, mobile learning models, theory and pedagogy, open and distance mobile learning, life-long and informal learning using mobile devices, wearables and the Internet of Things, game-based learning, dynamic learning experiences, mobile systems and services for opening up education, mobile healthcare and training, case studies on mobile learning, and 5G network infrastructure. Today, interactive mobile technologies have become the core of many—if not all—fields of society. Not only do the younger generation of students expect a mobile working and learning environment, but also the new ideas, technologies and solutions introduced on a nearly daily basis also boost this trend. Discussing and assessing key trends in the mobile field were the primary aims of the 13th International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning (IMCL2019), which was held in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 31 October to 01 November 2019. Since being founded in 2006, the conference has been devoted to new approaches in interactive mobile technologies, with a focus on learning. The IMCL conferences have since become a central forum of the exchange of new research results and relevant trends, as well as best practices. The book’s intended readership includes policymakers, academics, educators, researchers in pedagogy and learning theory, schoolteachers, further education lecturers, practitioners in the learning industry, etc.

Public and Community Health Nursing Practice

Public and Community Health Nursing Practice
Author: Demetrius James Porche
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 503
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780761924838
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public and Community Health Nursing Practice Book Excerpt:

Public health practice focuses on the prevention of disease and disability as a means of promoting the health of individuals and their communities. Achieving this is dependent on nurses and public health practitioners implementing the core functions of practice—assessment, assurance, and policy development. Because the public health workforce is composed of individuals from a number of disciplines with varying areas of expertise, there is a clear need for a thorough examination of the core competencies necessary for successful public health based on community needs. Developed as an advanced text for students in public and community health nursing, Public and Community Health Nursing Practice presents a comprehensive summary of the core functions of population-based practice. This practice is the cornerstone of the Healthy People 2010 national objectives, and the foundation upon which the health of a given community may be ensured. The book's population-based approach, theoretical content, and emphasis on evidence-based research are perfectly suited for faculty and students in nursing, public health, and behavioral medicine. Author Demetrius James Porche also includes current public health and nursing practice, making this a unique and indispensable reference for public and community health nurses and nursing administrators, as well as practitioners in other specialties, such as family or primary care nursing. The book also includes appendices, illustrations, tables, and chapter summaries that reiterate important public and community population-based health nursing content.

Principles of Community Engagement

Principles of Community Engagement
Author: Health and Human Services Department,Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Publsiher: Health and Human Services departmen
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Community Engagement Book Excerpt:

NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT- OVERSTOCK SALE - Significantly reduced list price 2d edition. This primer can serve as a guide for understanding the principles of community engagement for those who are developing or implementing a community engagement plan, or it can be a resource for students or faculty. Leaders everywhere are struggling with how to make the right choices as they try to improve health care services and promote individual and population health. Readers of this primer may find that a fuller understanding of community engagement will facilitate and promote its use and thus advance the health of all of our communities. Other related products: Communicating Risks and Benefits: An Evidence Based User's Guide is avaialble here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/node/37981/edit Other products produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is available here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/193

Public Health Practice

Public Health Practice
Author: Jonathan E. Fielding,Steven M. Teutsch,Stephanie N. Caldwell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0199892768
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Health Practice Book Excerpt:

In Public Health Practice: What Works, the leaders of LA County's Department of Public Health compile the lessons and best practices of working in a complex and evolving public health setting.

Public Health Nursing E Book

Public Health Nursing E Book
Author: Marcia Stanhope,Jeanette Lancaster
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1114
Release: 2019-08-18
ISBN: 0323611117
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Health Nursing E Book Book Excerpt:

Ensure you have a solid understanding of community and public health nursing with this industry standard text! Public Health Nursing: Population-Centered Health Care in the Community, 10th Edition provides up-to-date information on issues such as infectious diseases, natural and man-made disasters, and healthcare policies affecting individuals, families, and communities. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect current data, issues, trends and practices presented in an easy-to-understand, accessible format. Additionally, real-life scenarios show examples of health promotion and public health interventions. Ideal for BSN and Advanced Practice Nursing programs, this comprehensive, bestselling text will provide you with a greater understanding of public health nursing! Focus on Quality and Safety Education for Nurses boxes give examples of how quality and safety goals, knowledge, competencies and skills, and attitudes can be applied to nursing practice in the community. Healthy People boxes highlight goals and objectives for promoting the nation’s health and wellness over the next decade. Linking Content to Practice boxes provide examples of the nurse’s role in caring for individuals, families, and populations in community health settings. Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate the use and application of the latest research findings in public/community health nursing. UNIQUE! Separate chapters on healthy cities, the Intervention Wheel, and nursing centers describe different approaches to community health initiatives. Levels of Prevention boxes identify specific nursing interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. End-of-chapter Practice Application scenarios, Key Points, and Clinical Decision-Making activities promote application and in-depth understanding of chapter content. UPDATED Content and figures reflect current data, issues, trends, and practices. How To boxes provide you with practical application practice. NEW! Check Your Practice boxes added throughout feature scenarios and discussion questions to promote active learning.

Public Health Nursing Revised Reprint E Book

Public Health Nursing   Revised Reprint   E Book
Author: Marcia Stanhope,Jeanette Lancaster
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1160
Release: 2014-03-17
ISBN: 032329409X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Health Nursing Revised Reprint E Book Book Excerpt:

This Revised Reprint of our 8th edition, the "gold standard" in community health nursing, Public Health Nursing: Population-Centered Health Care in the Community, has been updated with a new Quality and Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN) appendix that features examples of incorporating knowledge, skills, and attitudes to improve quality and safety in community/public health nursing practice. As with the previous version, this text provides comprehensive and up-to-date content to keep you at the forefront of the ever-changing community health climate and prepare you for an effective nursing career. In addition to concepts and interventions for individuals, families, and communities, this text also incorporates real-life applications of the public nurse’s role, Healthy People 2020 initiatives, new chapters on forensics and genomics, plus timely coverage of disaster management and important client populations such as pregnant teens, the homeless, immigrants, and more. Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate how the latest research findings apply to public/community health nursing. Separate chapters on disease outbreak investigation and disaster management describe the nurse’s role in surveilling public health and managing these types of threats to public health. Separate unit on the public/community health nurse’s role describes the different functions of the public/community health nurse within the community. Levels of Prevention boxes show how community/public health nurses deliver health care interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. What Do You Think?, Did You Know?, and How To? boxes use practical examples and critical thinking exercises to illustrate chapter content. The Cutting Edge highlights significant issues and new approaches to community-oriented nursing practice. Practice Application provides case studies with critical thinking questions. Separate chapters on community health initiatives thoroughly describe different approaches to promoting health among populations. Appendixes offer additional resources and key information, such as screening and assessment tools and clinical practice guidelines. NEW! Quality and Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN) appendix features examples of incorporating knowledge, skills, and attitudes to improve quality and safety in community/public health nursing practice. NEW! Linking Content to Practice boxes provide real-life applications for chapter content. NEW! Healthy People 2020 feature boxes highlight the goals and objectives for promoting health and wellness over the next decade. NEW! Forensic Nursing in the Community chapter focuses on the unique role of forensic nurses in public health and safety, interpersonal violence, mass violence, and disasters. NEW! Genomics in Public Health Nursing chapter includes a history of genetics and genomics and their impact on public/community health nursing care.

Public Health

Public Health
Author: Bernard J. Turnock
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 453
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1284069419
Category: Public health
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Health Book Excerpt:

Using a straightforward systems approach, Public Health: What It Is and How It Works explores the inner workings of the complex, modern U.S. public health system--what it is, what it does, how it works, and why it is important. The book covers the origins and development of the modern public health system; the relationship of public health to the overall health system; how the system is organized at the federal, state, and local levels; its core functions and how well these are currently being addressed; evidence-based practice and an approach to program planning and evaluation for public health interventions; public health activities such as epidemiological investigation, biomedical research, environmental assessment, policy development, and more.

Civic Engagement Frameworks and Strategic Leadership Practices for Organization Development

Civic Engagement Frameworks and Strategic Leadership Practices for Organization Development
Author: Chhabra, Susheel,Kumar, Muneesh
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2020-02-07
ISBN: 1799823741
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civic Engagement Frameworks and Strategic Leadership Practices for Organization Development Book Excerpt:

In recent years, the engagement of stakeholders has become imperative for the overall success of an organization. As the global business landscape continues to evolve, promoting modern leadership techniques and engagement with the community have become two key tactics for organizations to remain competitive in the current market. Understanding and implementing these methodologies is pivotal for professionals and researchers around the globe. Civic Engagement Frameworks and Strategic Leadership Practices for Organization Development is a critical reference source that provides vital research on the implementation of strategic leadership techniques for promoting civic engagement and sustaining organizational success. While highlighting topics such as social media strategies, analytical tools, and ethical interventions, this book is ideally designed for managers, executives, politicians, researchers, business specialists, government professionals, consultants, academicians, and students seeking current research on the use of civic engagement and strategic leadership initiatives for the overall development of organizations.

Countering Violent Extremism Through Public Health Practice

Countering Violent Extremism Through Public Health Practice
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN: 0309453682
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Countering Violent Extremism Through Public Health Practice Book Excerpt:

Countering violent extremism consists of various prevention and intervention approaches to increase the resilience of communities and individuals to radicalization toward violent extremism, to provide nonviolent avenues for expressing grievances, and to educate communities about the threat of recruitment and radicalization to violence. To explore the application of health approaches in community-level strategies to countering violent extremism and radicalization, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a public workshop in September 2016. Participants explored the evolving threat of violent extremism and radicalization within communities across America, traditional versus health-centered approaches to countering violent extremism and radicalization, and opportunities for cross-sector and interdisciplinary collaboration and learning among domestic and international stakeholders and organizations. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

The Handbook of Community Practice

The Handbook of Community Practice
Author: Marie Weil,Michael S. Reisch,Mary L. Ohmer
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 948
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1412987857
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Community Practice Book Excerpt:

Encompassing community development, organizing, planning, & social change, as well as globalisation, this book is grounded in participatory & empowerment practice. The 36 chapters assess practice, theory & research methods.

Research Anthology on Service Learning and Community Engagement Teaching Practices

Research Anthology on Service Learning and Community Engagement Teaching Practices
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1604
Release: 2021-12-30
ISBN: 166843878X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Anthology on Service Learning and Community Engagement Teaching Practices Book Excerpt:

The need for more empathetic and community-focused students must begin with educators, as service-learning has begun to grow in popularity throughout the years. By implementing service and community aspects into the classroom at an early age, educators have a greater chance of influencing students and creating a new generation of service-minded individuals who care about their communities. Teachers must have the necessary skills and current information available to them to provide students with quality service learning and community engagement curricula. The Research Anthology on Service Learning and Community Engagement Teaching Practices provides a thorough investigation of the current trends, best practices, and challenges of teaching practices for service learning and community engagement. Using innovative research, it outlines the struggles, frameworks, and recommendations necessary for educators to engage students and provide them with a comprehensive education in service learning. Covering topics such as lesson planning, teacher education, and cultural humility, it is a crucial reference for educators, administrators, universities, lesson planners, researchers, academicians, and students.

Essentials of Public Health

Essentials of Public Health
Author: Bernard J. Turnock
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2011-02-14
ISBN: 1449600220
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Public Health Book Excerpt:

Essentials of Public Health, Second Edition, published in partnership with the American Public Health Association, serves as a foundational text for students preparing for a career in the burgeoning sector of public health. Drawn from his extensive experience in the Illinois public health system, author Bernard J. (Barney) Turnock, MD, MPH, combines the best elements of his other two books, Public Health: What It Is and How It Works and Public Health: Career Choices That Make a Difference, for this addition to the Essential Public Health Series. Dr. Turnock's accessible style and comprehensive exploration of the field offers students unique exposure to both the internal workings of public health organizations as well as the various roles and responsibilities of the professionals who drive their operations. Ideally suited for students on a professional public health track seeking to increase their understanding of the organization and activities of health departments, the text also surveys the variety of public health careers including administration, environmental and occupational health, nursing, epidemiology, and disease control. Essentials of Public Health, Second Edition offers a strong introduction to promoting population health with clear, reader-friendly language and learning tools, while exploring practical applications of a public health career and addressing issues such as the size and scope of the workforce, salary expectations, and job security.

How Can Health Care Organizations Become More Health Literate

How Can Health Care Organizations Become More Health Literate
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Roundtable on Health Literacy
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2012-07-19
ISBN: 0309256844
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Can Health Care Organizations Become More Health Literate Book Excerpt:

Approximately 80 million adults in the United States have low health literacy - an individual's ability to obtain, process, and understand basic health information. Low health literacy creates difficulties in communicating with clinicians, poses barriers in managing chronic illness, lessens the likelihood of receiving preventive care, heightens the possibility of experiencing serious medication errors, increased risk of hospitalization, and results in poorer quality of life. It is important for health care organizations to develop strategies that can improve their health literacy, yet organizations often find it difficult to determine exactly what it means to be health literate. How Can Health Care Organizations Become More Health Literate?: Workshop defines a health literate health care organization as "an organization that makes it easier for people to navigate, understand, and use information and services to take care of their health." In November 2011, the IOM Roundtable on Health Literacy held a workshop to discuss the growing recognition that health literacy depends not only on individual skills and abilities but also on the demands and complexities of the health care system. How Can Health Care Organizations Become More Health Literate?: Workshop summarizes the workshop.