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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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Racism affects health through both direct means (for example, the chronic activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and associated stress hormones, which increases susceptibility to several chronic conditions ) and indirect means (for example, t ...
Authors: Chris Kabel
November 27, 2017
Abstract | Businesses are gaining a greater understanding of the effect that employee health and the health of the communities in which businesses reside has on their success. No matter the size, type, or location of a business, many of them are proactively lo ...
Authors: Sara Zellner and Lawrence Bowdish
Tags: Children and Families, Food and Nutrition, Health Equity, Mental Health and Substance Use, Population Health, Prevention, Public Health, Public-Private Partnerships, Social Determinants of Health, Workforce
November 06, 2017
Abstract | Accountable health initiatives, most commonly referred to as accountable communities for health (ACHs), have been implemented nationwide in response to or as a result of contributions from state innovation model grants and community transformation g ...
Authors: Marie Mongeon, Jeffrey Levi, and Janet Heinrich
Tags: Children and Families, Food and Nutrition, Health Equity, Health Policy and Regulation, Mental Health and Substance Use, Payment Reform, Public-Private Partnerships, Social Determinants of Health
November 06, 2017
Introduction We are in the midst of a transformation of our health care system. The shift from volume to value and the corresponding changes in payment models necessitate an evolution in focus from the acute medical needs of an individual to a more holistic vi ...
Authors: Daniella Gratale and Debbie Chang
Tags: Children and Families, Coverage and Access, Food and Nutrition, Health Disparities, Health Equity, Mental Health and Substance Use, Payment Reform, Population Health, Prevention, Public-Private Partnerships, Social Determinants of Health
October 30, 2017
Fourth Annual DC Public Health Case Challenge: The Changing American City and Implications for the Health and Well-Being of Vulnerable Populations
In 2016 the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) held the fourth annual District of Columbia (DC) Public Health Case Ch ...
Authors: Sophie Yang, Amy Geller, Alina Baciu, Anna Alikhani, Breanne Bears, Mary Bonnell, Nadia Busekrus, Priya Davey, Paige Dunleavy, Keemi Ereme, Amoge Ezike, Rain Freeman, Iris Greenspan, Evan Gregg, Horace Hayes, Ans Irfan, Deawodi Ladzekpo, Alexander Leeds, Mark Lorthe, Emad Madha, Noah Martin, Robin Megill, Jennifer Qian, Zoe Quint, Jennifer Reiner, Allyn Rosenberger, Lavern Smith, Kara Suvada, Rebecca Taylor, Taylor Tresatti, William Valiant, Breanna Walsh, Alex Webb, Amelia Whitman, Tamea Williams, Rediet Woldeselassie, and Liliana Zigo
Tags: Aging, Children and Families, Coverage and Access, Health Disparities, Health Equity, Health Policy and Regulation, Mental Health and Substance Use, Population Health, Public Health, Social Determinants of Health
October 09, 2017
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