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Dr. Rima Rudd is a faculty member at Harvard School of Public Health.  Her research focuses on literacy-related disparities and literacy-related barriers to health programs, services and care.  She has authored and contributed to several reports that have helped shape the agenda in health literacy research, practice and policy.  Dr. Rudd and her expert peers blog about an array of patient engagement issues at

Guest Blog: Instant Access & Old Faulty Assumptions

Rima Rudd | October 25, 2011
The current literature indicates that we in the various health disciplines provide texts that are poorly written and organized, web sites that are hard to navigate, as well as charts and graphs that are difficult for many to interpret and use. I say that we can make information truly accessible and usable by adding needed rigor to our work.