Volunteers address low health literacy

May 2009
Patient Education Management;May2009, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p54
Academic Journal
The article reports on the literacy volunteer program, Just What the Doctor Ordered, developed to train volunteers to work with individuals in learning health literacy and the health care system.


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