People Living with Disabilities: Health Equity, Health Disparities, and Health Literacy: Proceedings of a Workshop
||November 28, 2017
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Poor health literacy has many negative consequences for achieving the quadruple aim of better care, improving the health of the community and the population, providing affordable care, and improving the work life of health care providers, and those consequences disproportionately affect those individuals with disabilities and those who experience health disparities. To better understand how health literacy, health equity, and health disparities intersect for individuals living with disabilities, the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities and the Roundtable on Health Literacy collaborated to form an ad hoc committee to organize and implement a workshop on June 14, 2016, in Washington, DC. The workshop explored issues at the intersections of health equity, health disparities, health literacy, and people living with disabilities. This proceedings is a summary of the discussions and presentations at the workshop.