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Roundtable on Health Literacy; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice; Institute of Medicine. Health Literacy and Numeracy: Workshop Summary. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2014 Jul 17.

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Appendix BMeeting Agenda

Health Literacy and Numeracy: A Workshop

  • Keck 100
  • 500 Fifth Street, NW
  • Washington, DC
July 18, 2013OPEN SESSIONRoom 100
8:30–8:40Welcome and Introduction of First Two Speakers
  • Paul Schyve, M.D.
  • Senior Advisor
  • The Joint Commission
8:40–9:50An Overview of Numeracy
8:40–9:00What Is Numeracy?: It's More Than Mathematics
  • Lynda Ginsburg, Ph.D.
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Rutgers University
9:00–9:20Presentation of Commissioned Paper. This presentation will cover (1) what research shows about people's numeracy skill levels; (2) what kinds of numeracy skills are needed in health, e.g., selecting a health plan, choosing treatments, and understanding medication instructions; and (3) what we know about how providers should communicate with those with low numeracy skills.
  • Ellen Peters, Ph.D.
  • Department of Psychology
  • Ohio State University
9:20–9:50Discussion
9:50–9:55Introduction of Speaker
9:55–10:15Are Numeracy Issues More Difficult with Poor Health?
  • Terry Davis, Ph.D.
  • Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport
10:15–10:30Discussion
10:30–10:45BREAK
10:45–10:55Introduction of Exercise and Panel Speakers
10:55–11:00Deconstruction Exercise
  • Rima Rudd, Sc.D., M.S.P.H.
  • Department of Society, Human Development, and Health
  • Harvard School of Public Health
11:00–12:15Numeracy Demands, Assumptions, and Challenges for Consumers. These presentations will go into more detail than background overview for each area identified.
11:00–11:20Choosing a Health Plan (will begin with a short video)
  • Lynn Quincy, M.S.
  • Senior Policy Analyst
  • Consumers Union
11:20–11:40Numeracy in Health Care
  • Andrea Apter, M.D., M.A., M.Sc.
  • Professor of Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania
11:40–12:15Discussion
12:15–1:30MEMBER and SPEAKER LUNCH
1:30–1:40Introduction of Panel
1:40–3:00Panel: Numeracy Demands, Assumptions, and Challenges for Communicators. These presentations will go into more detail than background overview for each area identified.
1:40–2:00Issues and Challenges Related to Journalism. This presentation will focus on how news organizations convey numerical information.
  • Marguerite Holloway, M.S.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
2:00–2:20Issues and Challenges in the Era of Shared Decision Making: Explaining Risk and Uncertainty
  • Jessica S. Ancker, Ph.D., M.P.H.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
2:20–3:00Discussion
3:00–3:15BREAK
3:15–3:25Introduction of Panel Presenters
3:25–4:45Panel: Effective Strategies
3:25–3:45Examples of Effective Display of Health Plan Information
  • Robert M. Krughoff, J.D.
  • President, Center for the Study of Services
  • Consumers' CHECKBOOK
3:45–4:05Communicating Quantitative Information for Decision Making
  • Brian Zikmund-Fisher, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor, School of Public Health
  • University of Michigan
4:05–4:25Effectively Communicating Medication Instructions
  • Michael Wolf, Ph.D., M.P.H.
  • Associate Professor
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
4:25–4:45Discussion
4:45–4:55Exercise Results
4:55–5:30Reflections on the Day
5:30ADJOURN
Copyright 2014 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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