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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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There once was a town in the heart of America where health seemed to come naturally for everyone. The town lay in the midst of a checkerboard of organic and wholesome farms. Fresh fruit and vegetables were plentiful and affordable. Within the town itself, recr ...
Authors: Andrew Pleasant
Tags: Public Health
October 15, 2014
In 2013, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), in collaboration with faculty and students from Georgetown University (GU), launched the first annual District of Columbia (DC) Regional Public Health Case Challenge. The idea for this case challenge was born when repr ...
Authors: Emily Bien, Yaroslav Daniel Bodnar, Laura-Allison Bohannan Woods, David Brainerd, Zoya Butt, Desirée C. Bygrave, Stephanie Campbell, Leigh Carroll, Christine A. Clarke, Nicolette Davis, Chandani Desai, Alexandra France, Ariel Gaines, Aapta Garg, Adam Hammer, Jun Hu, Suzanne Keck Huszagh, Kara Ingraham, Iqra Javaid, Bridget B. Kelly, Claire Lang, Victoria Larsen, Erin Mack, Lindsey Miller, Aubrey L. Palmer, Darshana Prakasam, Megan Prior, Kristen Rankin, Chelsea Schifferle, Brandon Shumway, Karanpreet Takhar, Ariel Turner, Erika Vijh, Savannah Woodward
October 07, 2014
Is there a more fertile setting to instill and advance continuous learning than in our nation’s medical schools? After all, these schools are where ambitious, bright young minds assemble to begin the climb toward becoming a physician and hopefully obtain the i ...
Authors: James L. Madara
September 12, 2014
In their discussion paper, Cohen and Iton propose a sustainable model for funding prevention strategies. The authors describe how the state of California used the $2.4 billion revenue generated from cigarette taxes from 1989 to 2008 to fund tobacco control pro ...
Authors: Larry Cohen and Anthony Iton
Tags: Public Health
September 09, 2014
Though a common target for health-improving efforts, young people are not often regarded as agents of change for healthier communities. However, a growing number of successful health-supportive policy, environment, and systems-change efforts trace their impetu ...
Authors: George Flores, Mary Lou Goeke, Rigoberto Perez
September 07, 2014
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