Dare to Be 100: Health Literacy or Bust

October 20, 2014 2:12 PM

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Last week I had the happy opportunity to participate in the grand opening of the Global Health Center at the University of California, San Francisco. An elite group of local and visiting dignitaries attended. At my table were the dean of the School of Public Health at Harvard and a past president of the Institute of Medicine in Washington. Many hurrahs.

The field of global health is in a transformative phase. Just a decade ago the virtual entirety of attention was centered on those threats caused historically by infectious agents, malaria, polio, TB and their co-conspirators. Much progress in all these domains has and is occurring. Even rumored is ...

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