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Organizations and Committees

Many government agencies and academic, for-profit and non-profit organizations have health literacy programs, participate in committees, and contribute to plans and reports. This page links to the health literacy web resources of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Institute of Medicine, and international organizations.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Literacy Web Pages

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and its agencies contribute to the science and practice of health literacy improvement. Learn what agencies are doing about health literacy.

Other Federal Agencies Health Activities

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), U.S. Department of Agriculture, sponsors nutrition, health, and wellness programs and is a partner with the Cooperative Extension System and its National Framework for Health and Wellness. NIFA distributes federal funds for state and local programs and provides national leadership in food and agricultural sciences.

International Health Literacy Web Pages

Find out about health literacy activities in countries other than the U.S.

Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy

The Roundtable brings together leaders from academia, industry, government, foundations and associations, and representatives of patient and consumer interests to improve health literacy. The Roundtable produces reports about many health literacy issues and posts them on the IOM’s web site.

 
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