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Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Communication for Behavior Change in the 21st Century: Improving the Health of Diverse Populations.

Speaking of health : assessing health communication strategies for diverse populations / Committee on Communication for Behavior Change in the 21st Century: Improving the Health of Diverse Populations, Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health, Institute of Medicine.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-07271-9 (alk. paper)

1. Communication in medicine. 2. Health promotion.

[DNLM: 1. Health Promotion—methods. 2. Communication. 3. Cultural Diversity. 4. Health Services Accessibility. WA 590 I59s 2002] I. Title.

R118 .I575 2002

613—dc21

2002012033

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