National Academy of Medicine

Health Literacy Insights for Health Crises

  Introduction Typically, the authorities and experts on public health practices are public health officials. The public expects these officials to offer important health information and guidelines to prevent disease and promote good health strategies. In times of public health crisis
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A Proposed Framework for Developing Health-Focused Public-Private Partnerships Based on National Sustainable Development Priorities

  The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constitute a broad and ambitious agenda for the world to achieve by 2030. Although governments are the primary drivers for implementation of the agenda, it has been widely acknowledged that public-sector resources often fall fa
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Improving Collaboration among Health Communication, Health Education, and Health Literacy

  Health communication, health education, and health literacy are rooted in a common understanding of human communication and share the goals of enhancing human health, improving health outcomes, and reducing health disparities. We have an opportunity to mobilize the wisdom, research,
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Burnout Among Health Care Professionals: A Call to Explore and Address This Underrecognized Threat to Safe, High-Quality Care

  The US health care system is rapidly changing in an effort to deliver better care, improve health, and lower costs while providing care for an aging population with high rates of chronic disease and co-morbidities. Among the changes affecting clinical practice are new payment and de
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Manufacturing Cell Therapies: The Paradigm Shift in Health Care of This Century

  Recent advances in cell biology and genetic engineering have changed the way we think about medicine. Indeed, we are witnessing a potential shift from the traditional paradigm of health care to one with greater focus on the possibility of regenerative and curative treatments. Regene
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A Unified Foundation to Support a Highly Qualified Early Childhood Workforce

  As a result of the recommendations from the report Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation (IOM and NRC, 2015), a group of representatives from national organizations came together in a series of meetings in 2016 to discuss how to work as a
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Connecting Stakeholders to Bridge the Divide: Upskilling Virginia’s Early Childhood Educators

  Case Study to Bridge the Divide: Upskilling Virginia’s Early Childhood Educators Over the past 18 months, the Commonwealth of Virginia worked to fully understand and begin solving some of the issues surrounding improved educational opportunities for early childhood educators.
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An American Crisis: The Lack of Black Men in Medicine

The current state of diversity within the United States medical workforce does not reflect representative numbers of the Black male population. Research data continues to reveal continuing trends in the areas of discrimination, incarceration, health disparities and mortality with resp
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Standardized Screening for Health-Related Social Needs in Clinical Settings: The Accountable Health Communities Screening Tool

The impacts of unmet health-related social needs, such as homelessness, inconsistent access to food, and exposure to violence on health and health care utilization, are well-established. Growing evidence indicates that addressing these and other needs can help reverse their damaging h
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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 national payment system and sta
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