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NAM Provides Opportunity for Public to Inform National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being

May 20, 2022

Given the current shortage and burnout crisis faced by the health workforce, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience is working urgently to deliver a National Plan for health workforce well-being in June 2022, and today released a draft plan for public input. The National Plan intends to provide […]


NAM to Deliver National Plan to Strengthen Health Workforce Well-Being and Restore the Health of the Nation

April 28, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience is working urgently to develop a National Plan for health workforce well-being. The draft plan will be released in May 2022 for public input and builds on almost six years of collective work among 200 Clinician Well-Being Collaborative members and network organizations. […]


More Than 110 Organizations Join the National Academy of Medicine in Addressing Climate Change

April 22, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced today that more than 110 organizations around the world have joined the NAM in declaring their commitment to mitigate climate change and protect human health, well-being, and equity. This expansion of the NAM’s Action Collaborative on Decarbonizing the U.S. Health Sector (Climate Collaborative) network was announced as the […]


NAM Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic Releases Patient-Centered Chronic Pain Journey Map

April 20, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM)’s Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic (Opioid Collaborative) announced the release of a new, interactive resource—called the Chronic Pain Journey Map—that visually illustrates the experiences of individuals living with chronic pain as they navigate treatment and care systems. To inform the development of the Journey Map, the […]


NAM Statement on the Importance of Ensuring a Systems-Based Approach to Patient Safety and Quality

April 19, 2022

The recent case of a former nurse who was found guilty of negligent homicide after the death of a patient due to a medication error prompts the need to underscore the recommendations from To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System. A core finding of To Err is Human is that medical errors are most often caused by failures […]


New National Academy of Medicine Consensus Study Launched on Improving Cross-Sectoral, Coordinated, and Equitable Governance of Emerging Technologies in Health and Medicine

April 15, 2022

An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has been convened to develop a cross-sectoral governance framework for considering the potential benefits and risks that emerging science, technology, and innovation in health and medicine can bring to society. The framework will translate key ethics principles into the […]


Statement by NAM President Victor Dzau on Responding to the Health Crisis In and Around Ukraine

March 15, 2022

I have been watching with increasing sadness and alarm as health care facilities come under fire during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with devastating impacts on patients, civilians, and frontline workers. Earlier this week, the World Health Organization confirmed at least 31 such attacks, including the shelling of a children’s and maternity hospital. Many facilities are […]


The National Academy of Medicine Remembers Sandra H. Matthews

February 24, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine remembers Sandra H. Matthews, a beloved colleague and friend, on the occasion of her passing on February 16, 2022. Mrs. Matthews supported three presidents throughout her tenure at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), in addition to contributing her guidance and wisdom to many other projects. Mrs. Matthews notably chaired the […]


NAM & WHO Encourage Digital Platforms to Apply Global Principles for Identifying Credible Sources of Health Information

February 24, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are encouraging social media companies and other digital platforms to apply global principles for identifying credible sources of health information in their channels. The principles, originally published in a 2021 NAM paper, were validated by an international group of public health experts convened […]


Statement by NAM President Victor J. Dzau on the Passing of Paul Farmer

February 22, 2022

It was with deep personal sadness that I learned of Paul Farmer’s unexpected death on February 21, 2022, in Rwanda. Paul and I have been close friends and colleagues ever since he was a faculty member in the department of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the 1990s. His passion to serve the poor […]


National Academy of Medicine Launches Fellowship to Advance State Health Policy

February 16, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the launch of the NAM Fellowship to Advance State Health Policy with funding from the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin. This new program provides talented, early-career health science scholars from Wisconsin with the opportunity to experience and participate in evidence-based health […]


National Academy of Medicine Launches Fellowship in Nursing

February 9, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the launch of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) Fellowship with funding from the AAN. This new program provides talented, early-career health science scholars in nursing with the opportunity to experience and participate in evidence-based health care or public health studies that improve the care and access […]


2022 National Academy of Sciences Awardees Include 2 NAM Members

January 26, 2022

The National Academy of Sciences will honor 18 individuals with awards recognizing their extraordinary scientific achievements in a wide range of fields spanning the physical, biological, social, and medical sciences. These include 2 members of the National Academy of Medicine: Edward Chang, and John A. Rogers Edward Chang, University of California, San Francisco, will receive the Pradel Research Award for […]


Expert Papers from the National Academy of Medicine Identify Lessons Learned and Compelling Needs for Health Product Manufacturers & Innovators and Digital Health After COVID-19

January 18, 2022

WASHINGTON – In response to the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the American health system, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has convened experts in nine sectors of health, health care, and biomedical research to review how each sector responded to COVID-19, identify challenges encountered in combating the pandemic, and outline opportunities to reinforce, revitalize, […]


NAM Seeks Innovative Ideas Promoting Healthy Longevity for the 2022 Catalyst Awards

January 17, 2022

With just a 2-page submission, applicants have the opportunity to win a $50k Catalyst Award, offering seed funding for their bold, innovative ideas to extend the human healthspan. In addition to Catalyst Award winners, other applicants who make it to the final round of review will automatically be considered for funding in the next phase […]


NAM Special Publication Collects 11 Case Studies that Demonstrate what Effective, Efficient, Secure, and Safe Health Data Sharing Looks Like

January 11, 2022

Sharing health data and information across stakeholder groups is the bedrock of a learning health system. As data and information are increasingly combined across various sources, their generative value to transform health, health care, and health equity increases significantly. Health data has proven its centrality in guiding action to change the course of individual and population […]


NAM Announces Results of 2021 Home Secretary and Councilor Elections

January 10, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine is pleased to share the results of the 2021 NAM Leadership Elections. Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH, has been elected as Home Secretary for a 4-year term effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2026. The election of Dr. Fuentes-Afflick, who is Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of […]


NAM and RWJF Announce Placements for 2021-2022 Class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows

January 5, 2022

Today, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced the placements for the 2021-2022 class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows, including bicameral and bipartisan placements in offices with robust health portfolios: Kristin Ashford, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN Professor and Associate Dean, University of Kentucky College of Nursing Placement:  House Energy and […]


NAM Releases Special Publication Titled Educating Together, Improving Together: Harmonizing Interprofessional Approaches to Address the Opioid Epidemic

December 16, 2021

In order to address the urgent and complex opioid crisis, the NAM’s Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic Health Professional Education and Training Workgroup has released the new Special Publication titled Educating Together, Improving Together: Harmonizing Interprofessional Approaches to Address the Opioid Epidemic. A coordinated response requires identifying and addressing professional practice gaps […]


Expert Paper from the National Academy of Medicine Identifies Lessons Learned and Compelling Needs to Center Patients, Families, and Communities in the Delivery of Health and Health Care After COVID-19

November 29, 2021

WASHINGTON – An individually-authored discussion paper was published in NAM Perspectives today that focuses on the experience and needs of patients, families, and communities, was published on November 29, 2021. Patients, Families, and Communities COVID-19 Impact Assessment: Lessons Learned and Compelling Needs reviews the impact and implications of COVID-19 on patients, families, and communities, offers […]



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