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1 Introduction
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... The statement of task for this workshop was as follows: The Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities in collaboration with the Roundtable on Heath Lit eracy will form an ad hoc committee to plan, organize, and implement a 1-day public workshop that will include invited speakers and discussions. The committee will define the specific topics to be addressed, develop the agenda, select speakers, and moderate discussion.
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... Chapter 4 discusses some of the provider and system barriers that negatively affect how those with disabilities receive care, and Chapter 5 illustrates successful approaches for using the principles of health literacy to reduce or eliminate those barriers and improve the care experience for those with disabilities and their caregivers. Chapter 6 recounts the workshop's final discussion period during which members of the two roundtables and the workshop participants provided their reflections on the day's presentations and deliberations.

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