National Academy of Medicine

Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care: Communication, Coordination and Referral

Abstract This discussion paper focuses on some particularly challenging aspects of bridging primary care and oral heal
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Transformation: My Experience as a Patient and an Advocate in Three Chapters

On three separate occasions, I have heard the words, “You have cancer.” Each of these moments came at a very different point i
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The Evolving Case for Public-Private Partnerships to Achieve the Global Goals

  Upon arriving in Kenya in 1987, I was a well-trained parasitologist who knew nothing about development, economics, po
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A Call to Strengthen Mental Health Supports for Refugee Children and Youth

  A refugee is someone who has fled from his or her home country and cannot return because he or she has a well-founded fe
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The Case for Health Literacy – Moving from Equality to Liberation

The majority of health literacy research focuses on providing support to patients and strengthening individual health literacy skills. The
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When Conscience Calls for Treatment: The Challenge of Reproductive Care in Religious Hospitals

On January 18, 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the creation of a Conscienc
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Investing in Children to Promote America’s Prosperity

“America, the land of opportunity” has been the historical rallying cry inspiring individuals to work their hardest to succeed. Although today’s chil
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Pediatricians Play Important Role in Decreasing Sugary Drink Intake in Young Children

Today’s children face serious health risks tied to poor nutrition. A recent study predicted that more than 50 percen
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