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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.
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In 2015 the National Academy of Medicine and the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) held the third annual District of Columbia (DC) Public Health Case Challenge, ...
Authors: Amy Geller, Alina Baciu, Sophie Yang, Haneen Abudayyeh, Jumoom Ahmed, Kaltun Ali, Joshua Chou, Jason David, Alexa Edmier, Hana Hanfi, Morgan Harvey, Madison Hayes, Claire Hong, Brooke Hyman, Maryama Ismail, Alexander Ives, Daniela Kofman, Laura Kropp, Elisabeth Kutscher, Zeinab Safi, Caroline Sell, Hana Stenson, Edwin Szeto, Shreya Veera, Kristin Wertin, Julia Michelle White, and Lauren Whittaker
October 09, 2017
Introduction Social determinants of health (SDoH) is a relatively new term in health care. As defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), SDoH are “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These circumstances are shaped by the dis ...
Authors: Sanne Magnan
October 09, 2017
Public health is what we do together as a society to ensure the conditions in which everyone can be healthy. Although many sectors play key roles, governmental public health is an essential component. Recent stressors on public health are driving many local go ...
Authors: Karen B. DeSalvo, Y. Claire Wang, Andrea Harris, John Auerbach, Denise Koo, and Patrick O’Carroll
September 07, 2017
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 practi ...
Authors: Lotte N. Dyrbye, Tait D. Shanafelt, Christine A. Sinsky, Pamela F. Cipriano, Jay Bhatt, Alexander Ommaya, Colin P. West, and David Meyers
July 05, 2017
The very vulnerable demographic group of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) youth face unique and important challenges. We need to hear from native stakeholders and experts in American Indian health about the contextual factors (poverty, low educational ...
Authors: Teshia G. Arambula Solomon, Felina M. Cordova, and Francisco Garcia
March 07, 2017
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