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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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As mobile devices become more popular mobile health applications (mHealth apps) present opportunities to improve health and wellness. However, poorly designed mHealth apps can contribute to the challenges many people have understanding and acting on health inf ...
Authors: Jordan Broderick, Theresa Devine, Ellen Langhans, Andrew J. Lemerise, Silje Lier, Linda Harris
Tags: Public Health
January 28, 2014
As health plans, hospitals, doctors, and others work together to transform U.S health care into a system that delivers greater value to all Americans, we are increasingly partnering to design and implement new models of care that yield consistently higher qual ...
Authors: Scott P. Serota
December 06, 2013
In this discussion paper, Adler and colleagues argue that research and action must go hand in hand in the movement for population health improvement. Their paper traces the integrative and rapidly evolving nature of recent developments in the field, with incre ...
Authors: Nancy Adler, Christine Bachrach, Dorothy Daley, Michelle Frisco
December 03, 2013
In this discussion paper, Teutsch, Chokshi, Stine and Fielding propose using a summary measure of population health, the Health-Adjusted Life Expectancy or HALE, as tool to integrate or unite the public health focus on geographic populations and the clinical f ...
Authors: Steven M. Teutsch, Dave A. Chokshi, Nicholas W. Stine, Jonathan E. Fielding
Tags: Public Health
October 25, 2013
According to data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, an estimated 3.8 million nonfatal, violent victimizations occurred in 2010 alone, based on a national survey of persons age 12 or older. In the same year, homicide was ranked as the second leading cause ...
Authors: Katrina Baum, Katherine M. Blakeslee, Jacqueline Lloyd, Anthony Petrosino
October 15, 2013
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