Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
Many Americans have difficulty understanding medication pamphlets, instructions, and other health care information they receive during physician, hospital, and pharmacy visits. Only 12 percent of adults understand and use health information effectively and more than one-third of adults have basic or below basic health literacy, according to the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy.
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.