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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We believe health literacy needs an inclusive professional association to flourish as an independent field of research and practice. The creation of an international, multidisciplinary, peer organization has the potential to enhance the careers of health liter ...
Authors: Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, Robert A. Logan
February 04, 2015
In its report The Future of the Public’s Health in the 21st Century, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) calls for significant movement in “building a new generation of intersectoral partnerships that draw on the perspectives and resources of diverse communities a ...
Authors: Ron Bialek, Jack Moran, Micaela Kirshy
February 04, 2015
Next-generation sequencing has provided significant insight into the basic biology of cancer, allowing for the development of new targeted therapeutics and the identification of biomarkers that can direct treatment course. However, the evidence needed to demon ...
Authors: Robert T. McCormack, Paul R. Billings
January 29, 2015
The advent of genome sequencing has changed our fundamental understanding of the underlying basis of disease. It has opened up new avenues for diagnosing disorders, provided new targets and pathways for both drug and diagnostic development efforts, and has all ...
Authors: Victoria Pratt, Debra G. B. Leonard
January 15, 2015
This discussion paper summarizes the results of a survey of attendees of the April 2014 Institute of Medicine workshop, sponsored by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI): Heath System Leaders Working Toward High Value Care through Integrati ...
Authors: Karin Johnson, Claudia Grossmann, Jane Anau, Sarah Greene, Kilian Kimbel, Eric Larson, Katherine Newton
January 08, 2015
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