The workshop summarized in this volume reviews the current status of measures of health literacy including those used in the health care setting discusses possible surrogate measures that might be used to assess health literacy and explores ways in which health literacy measures can be used to assess patient centered approaches to care. Health literacy measurement mapping the terrain carolyn clancy md agency for healthcare research and quality several publications have raised awareness of the importance of health literacy to health and health care and have drawn attention to the need for measures of health literacy. The roundtable on health literacy held a workshop on february 26 2009 to examine what is known about measures of health literacy understanding and using basic health information and being able to navigate the complexities of the health care system are critical to good health. Note citations are based on reference standards however formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher classroom teacher institution or organization should be applied. For the workshop on measures of health literacy cindy brach senior health policy researcher center for delivery organization and markets agency for healthcare research and
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