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The National Academy of Medicine’s Perspectives platform extends the National Academies’ convening and advising functions by providing a venue for leading health, medical, science, and policy experts to reflect on issues and opportunities important to the advancement of health, health care, and biomedical science. Perspectives are individually-authored papers that do not reflect consensus positions of the NAM, the National Academies, or the authors’ organizations. They are not reports of the National Academies.
Perspectives come in two forms: commentaries, or brief, op-ed-style opinion pieces; and discussion papers, lengthier peer-reviewed articles that present research, summarize literature, report on field activities, or consider approaches to progress. Authors are not paid, and submissions must be invited by the NAM.
Perspectives are intended to advance the field by spotlighting innovative ideas; sharing information, expertise, and best practices; and promoting dialogue and collaboration among stakeholders. They are frequently cited in media; referenced in academic publications; used as background documents for meetings; adopted in course materials or organizational toolkits; and used as position statements by stakeholder groups, among other outcomes. They are the #1 driver of traffic to NAM.edu.
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The majority of health literacy research focuses on providing support to patients and strengthening individual health literacy skills. The work is much needed and important but places the onus or responsibility to increase health literacy solely on those who a ...
Authors: Stan Hudson and R. V. Rikard
May 21, 2018
On January 18, 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the creation of a Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within its Office of Civil Rights. The purpose of the new division is to better enforce 25 existing federal statutes th ...
Authors: Lori Freedman and R. Alta Charo
April 30, 2018
ABSTRACT | Cognitive, affective, and behavioral health (CAB) conditions are among the costliest and fastest growing in the United States. An array of interventions is demonstrated to be effective in preventing or mitigating these conditions and offers the poss ...
Authors: Nathaniel Z. Counts, Neal Halfon, Kelly J. Kelleher, J. David Hawkins, Laurel K. Leslie, Thomas F. Boat, Mary Ann McCabe, William R. Beardslee, Jose Szapocznik, and Hendricks Brown
April 20, 2018
The Interdependence of Families, Communities, and Children’s Health: Public Investments That Strengthen Families and Communities, and Promote Children’s Healthy Development and Societal Prosperity
ABSTRACT | Children’s development of cognitive, affective, and behavioral capacities is best promoted when the contexts that surround them are strong and healthy. Children are embedded in families, who are, in turn, embedded in communities. Policies or program ...
Authors: Kimberly Eaton Hoagwood, Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Mary Ann McCabe, Nathaniel Counts, Harolyn M. E. Belcher, Deborah Klein Walker, and Kay A. Johnson
April 09, 2018
“America, the land of opportunity” has been the historical rallying cry inspiring individuals to work their hardest to succeed. Although today’s children will determine our nation’s future prosperity, scientists have repeatedly demonstrated that individuals ar ...
Authors: Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Kimberly Hoagwood, Nathaniel Counts, and Mary Ann McCabe
March 26, 2018
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