IOM Resource for Public Libraries
Ruth Parker M.D., School of Medicine-Emory and member of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Health Literacy Roundtable, just created a new resource center that helps consumers understand and make health insurance decisions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
You are probably aware of a couple of recent IOM publications related to consumers and the ACA:
- Patel, K.K., West, M.L., Hernandez, L.M., Wu, V.Y., Wong, W.F., Parker, R.M. 2013a. Helping Consumers Understanding and Use Health Insurance in 2014. Discussion Paper. Institute of Medicine: Washington, D.C. http://iom.edu/Global/Perspectives/2013/HelpingConsumersUnderstandandUseHealthInsurance.aspx.
- Patel, K, Parker, R., Villarruel, A. and Wong, W. 2013b. Amplifying the Voice of the Underserved in the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Discussion Paper. Institute of Medicine: Washington, D.C. http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Perspectives-Files/2013/Discussion-Papers/BPH-AmplifyingtheVoice.pdf
******A third publication: http://iom.edu/Global/Perspectives/2013/LetsAsk4.aspx (Includes a video and links to other materials.)