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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.
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Vital Directions for Health & Health Care: Priorities from a National Academy of Medicine Initiative
The United States is poised at a critical juncture in health and health care. Powerful new insights are emerging on the potential of disease and disability, but the translation of that knowledge to action is hampered by debate focused on elements of the Afford ...
Authors: Victor J. Dzau, Mark McClellan, Sheila Burke, Molly J. Coye, Thomas A. Daschle, Angela Diaz, William H. Frist, Martha E. Gaines, Margaret A. Hamburg, Jane E. Henney, Shiriki Kumanyika, Michael O. Leavitt, J. Michael McGinnis, Ruth Parker, Lewis G. Sandy, Leonard D. Schaeffer, Glenn D. Steele, Pamela Thompson, Elias Zerhouni
Tags: Accountable Care, Affordable Care Act, Coverage and Access, Health Care Workforce, Health Services, Population Health, Public Health, Vital Directions, Vital Directions for Health and Health Care
March 21, 2017
Over the past 50-60 years, biomedical science and technology in the United States have advanced at a remarkable pace, allowing Americans to live longer, healthier lives. And while we have gained tremendous benefit from continuous medical innovation, health car ...
Authors: Mark B. McClellan, David T. Feinberg, Peter B. Bach, Paul Chew, Patrick Conway, Nick Leschly, Greg Marchand, Michael A. Mussallem, and Dorothy Teeter
March 17, 2017
Health care professionals, including emergency response personnel, face unique occupational health and safety challenges, one of which is exposure to uncontrolled airborne infectious particles. To protect themselves, these professionals rely heavily on N95 fil ...
Authors: Mark Shirley, Linda Hawes Clever, David J. Prezant, and Kerri Rupe
March 17, 2017
The very vulnerable demographic group of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) youth face unique and important challenges. We need to hear from native stakeholders and experts in American Indian health about the contextual factors (poverty, low educational ...
Authors: Teshia G. Arambula Solomon, Felina M. Cordova, and Francisco Garcia
March 07, 2017
Help us share this discussion paper by using our social media toolkit. Participants and other stakeholders in today’s U.S. health care system are striving for the generation of new knowledge to guide care while at the same time they are also managing growing c ...
Authors: Richard Platt, Kathleen Blake, Patricia Franklin, J. Michael Gaziano, Robert Harrington, Adrian Hernandez, Rainu Kaushal, Andrew Masica, Janice Nevin, John Rumsfeld, and Marianne Hamilton Lopez
March 06, 2017
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