National Academy of Medicine

Can We Change the Way Our Genes Behave and Pave the Way Forward for Childhood Obesity Prevention?

Despite a recent plateau in obesity rates among preschool children, childhood obesity continues to be a s
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Building a Culture of Health Equity at the Federal Level

The United States spends significantly more resources on health care than any other nation. Despite this fact and the remarkable improvements in
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A Population Health Strategy for Diabetes: New Partners, New Opportunities

Diabetes challenges the nation’s health in many ways. As of 2012, one in 11 Americans was living with the disease, and two in five Americans w
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Safety Assessment of Macronutrients: Creating a New Paradigm

Unlike with most food additives, the safety evaluation of macronutrients poses a challenge to risk assessors because of their inherent nutritional value
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CDC’s 6|18 Initiative: Accelerating Evidence into Action

The long delay between the creation of new evidence for primary prevention by public health and widespread adoption into best practice by the health
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Getting It Right with the Precision Medicine Initiative: The Role of Health Literacy

In early 2015, President Obama announced a $215 million investment in the 2016 budget to revolutionize health improvem
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Food is Too Important to Waste

Imagine going into a grocery store, purchasing three bags full of food, and discarding one of the bags you just purchased in the nearest garbage can as you leave the store
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Key Principles to Accelerate Progress in Noncommunicable Disease Care and Treatment

Recognizing the need for greater attention worldwide to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disea
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Revisiting the Common Rule and Continuous Improvement in Health Care: A Learning Health System Perspective

Development of this paper was proposed during discussions of the NAM Clinical
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Health Literacy and Palliative Care: What Really Happens to Patients

The authors gave a presentation at an Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy workshop titled “Health Li
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