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 their discussion paper, Fischer and Teutsch offer a vivid example of a multi-sector, innovative program implemented in several vulnerable communities in Los Angeles county. The program Parks After Dark is elegantly simple in concept. Parks could be the locu ...
Authors: Kelly N. Fischer, Steven M. Teutsch
April 10, 2014
In this discussion paper, Judy Monroe finds parallels between what it takes to win at football and to improve health in communities. In both cases, winning requires a well supported lead player the football quarterback and the community integrator or quarterba ...
Authors: Judith Monroe
March 11, 2014
In their discussion paper, Hester and Stange develop ideas that may be familiar to many who work to improve population health broadly conceived. The authors applaud current innovations and new models being tested to address the cost of health and quality of he ...
Authors: James A. Hester, Paul V. Stange
March 06, 2014
In this discussion paper, Glen Mays describes recent experimentation with population health strategies that has been spurred by the ACA and by state health reform. Population health strategies involve varied stakeholders in the public and private sectors. The ...
Authors: Glen P. Mays
March 06, 2014
In this discussion paper, local public health official Thomas Schlenker describes one state’s creative use of the Medicaid waiver. Through the waiver program, CMS allows states to reallocate funds in ways that improve Medicaid program effectiveness and e ...
Authors: Thomas Schlenker
February 06, 2014
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