National Academy of Medicine

Why the United States Needs a National Birth Cohort Study

In a list of 17 high-income countries, the United States ranks last in terms of life expectancy for males and second-to-last for females. The U.
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Strategies to Enhance Numeracy Skills

Individuals make decisions about health and well-being every day. Many of those decisions involve using and understanding numbers, and most of the decisions are mad
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familyPower: A Referral-Based Pediatric Obesity Treatment Program that Connects Clinic to Family

Overweight and obesity, and their negative sequelae, have become the focus of policy makers, business lead
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Sustainable Success in Accountable Care

The fragmented nature of the delivery and financing of health care in the United States, coupled with misdirected incentives dominating the payment structure, has
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“Well-Being in All Policies”: Promoting Cross-Sectoral Collaboration to Improve People’s Lives

In “A New Perspective on the Health of Canadians,” Marc Lalonde, the Canadian Minister of National Health and W
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Preparing Health Care and Public Health Professionals for Team Performance: The Community as Classroom

Today, team-based health care is no longer an innovation or even a choice. Increasingly, providers a
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Considerations for a New Definition of Health Literacy

The field of health literacy has evolved over the decades. While early work focused on individual skills (and deficits) and specific products (broc
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