NAM Perspectives are expert commentaries and discussion papers by leading voices in health and health care.
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The National Academy of Medicine’s Perspectives platform extends the National Academies’ convening and advising functions by providing a venue for leading health, medical, science, and policy experts to reflect on issues and opportunities important to the advancement of health, health care, and biomedical science. Perspectives are individually-authored papers that do not reflect consensus positions of the NAM, the National Academies, or the authors’ organizations. They are not reports of the National Academies.
Perspectives come in two forms: commentaries, or brief, op-ed-style opinion pieces; and discussion papers, lengthier peer-reviewed articles that present research, summarize literature, report on field activities, or consider approaches to progress. Authors are not paid, and submissions must be invited by the NAM.
Perspectives are intended to advance the field by spotlighting innovative ideas; sharing information, expertise, and best practices; and promoting dialogue and collaboration among stakeholders. They are frequently cited in media; referenced in academic publications; used as background documents for meetings; adopted in course materials or organizational toolkits; and used as position statements by stakeholder groups, among other outcomes. They are the #1 driver of traffic to NAM.edu.
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In struggling high-poverty neighborhoods across the country, community development and medical professionals, who often serve the same population but who have historically operated in silos, are beginning to work together in new and exciting ways. One of the m ...
Authors: Maggie Super Church
December 03, 2015
In 2010, Campbell Soup Company rolled out its 2020 destination goals for Corporate Responsibility. Broadly, these goals are: to nourish our consumers, neighbors, workforce, and planet. The goal of nourishing our neighbors is to “measurably improve the health o ...
Authors: Kim Fremont Fortunato
December 02, 2015
Improving population health at a national and global scale through equitable access to healthy places will require a comprehensive change of practice in the real estate industry. Traditional public health interventions, used in isolation, are often not well su ...
Authors: Matthew Trowbridge, Chris Pyke, and Kelly Worden
November 05, 2015
In this paper, we will share our perspectives—shaped by our collective experiences in public health, private health delivery organizations, and academic medical centers—on the theme of multi-sector collaboration: why it is imperative, obstacles that can impede ...
Authors: Lawrence Prybil, Paul Jarris, and José Montero
November 03, 2015
João is a sales representative for a major company in Brazil. Every day, he climbs onto his motorcycle and rides from client to client through the busy streets of Sao Paulo. João is young, bright, and excellent at his job. He doesn’t think about road safety to ...
Authors: Allison Goldberg, Hugh Foley, Brandon Folck, Sue Gallagher, Dale Herzog, Rubina Ohanian, Scott Ratzan, and Ken Woodlin
October 20, 2015
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