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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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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
Three years ago, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its landmark report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, made possible by the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). In light of the tremendous need for nurses in heal ...
Authors: Harvey V. Fineberg, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
October 03, 2013
In this discussion paper, Elizabeth Rigby identifies an important gap in efforts to consider the health effects of policy decisions in non-health sectors, such as transportation, housing, and education. These Health in All Policies (HiAP) efforts often overloo ...
Authors: Elizabeth Rigby
September 18, 2013
In their discussion paper, Linda Rudolph and colleagues define the health in all policies concept, explain the need for health in all policies approaches to confront complex and current health challenges in the population, and provide an overview of California ...
Authors: Linda Rudolph, Julia Caplan, Connie Mitchell, Karen Ben-Moshe, Lianne Dillon
September 18, 2013
The U.S. health care system is in the early stages of transitioning from a payment system driven by volume to one based on value. New payment models are being tested at scale by both private and public payers, and payers are learning to align their financial m ...
Authors: James A. Hester
September 03, 2013
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