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6 Closing Remarks
Pages 75-78

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From page 75...
... In reflecting on the workshop presentations addressing medical education, Dreyer stated there is much to be done to reach medical students, residents, and faculty members. He indicated progress likely could be made through organizations such as the Association of American Medi cal Colleges (AAMC)
From page 76...
... Wong mentioned that 90 percent of Americans do not see a physician or a nurse in any given year, and so much of the effort toward improving health literacy must be directed toward population management and wellness prevention efforts. Health literacy is a key element of how com munities try to optimize health and wellness, aside from what happens during a clinical visit.
From page 77...
... Fostering patient empowerment is criti cal to achieving success, Brach said, because it is such a determinant of patient behavior beyond the clinical encounter. In terms of provider education, Brach mentioned that a number of states have begun to require cultural competency training for licensure.
From page 78...
... 78 IMPROVING HEALTH LITERACY WITHIN A STATE Isham concluded the workshop by expressing thanks for the fruitful collaboration between the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the roundtable.

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