Integrating Health Literacy, Cultural Competence, and Language Access Services
National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
July 18, 2016
To better understand how the dynamic forces operating in health care today impact the delivery of services in a way that is health literate, culturally competent, and in an appropriate language for patients and their families, the Roundtable on Health Literacy established an ad hoc committee to plan and conduct a public workshop on the integration of health literacy, cultural competence, and language access services. This publication summarizes the workshop’s presentations and discussions, and it highlights important lessons, practical strategies, and opportunities for improving the integration of health literacy, cultural competence, and language access services in the delivery of health care in the United States.