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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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The importance of good nutrition practices on health and well-being has been recognized for thousands of years. One familiar quote attributed to Hippocrates, “Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” illustrates our long-time appreciation of the ...
Authors: Kristina S. Petersen and Penny M. Kris-Etherton
May 26, 2017
Case Study: Nationwide Children’s Hospital: An Accountable Care Organization Going Upstream to Address Population Health
As managed care organizations (MCOs) and accountable care organizations (ACOs) begin to invest in population health improvement, they are faced with significant and diverse challenges. This is especially true in pediatric care; without the leverage of a nation ...
Authors: Katie B. Boyer and Debbie I. Chang
April 24, 2017
Oregon is one of the leading states engaged in innovative health care delivery system reform that includes population health as a central component. Collaboration among key agencies and stakeholders is an important feature of Oregon’s reform efforts, and it oc ...
Authors: Jennie Bonney and Debbie I. Chang
April 24, 2017
Case Study: Improving Population and Individual Health Through Health System Transformation in Washington State
Empowered by federal, state, and community funding, Washington State has been working for years to enact delivery system transformation to improve the health and well-being of its 7 million residents. In fact, in the 1990s Washington State passed legislation o ...
Authors: Jana Eisenstein and Debbie I. Chang
April 24, 2017
Philanthropy and Beyond: Creating Shared Value to Promote Well-Being for Individuals in Their Communities
Health care organizations can magnify the impact of their community service and other philanthropic activities by implementing programs that create shared value. By definition, shared value is created when an initiative generates benefit for the sponsoring org ...
Authors: Thomas E. Kottke, Nico Pronk, Andrew R. Zinkel, and George J. Isham
April 21, 2017
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