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UPCOMING EVENT!
On December 1, 2016, the National Academy of Medicine, along with the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, hosted a pre-release webinar to inform interested groups and stakeholders  about the winter release of the consensus study of the Committee on Community Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States.

This brief webinar was intended as a heads-up for individuals and groups interested in helping disseminate the report once it is released. Stakeholders will receive a brief recap of the committee’s charge and the study process, information on the new Culture of Health Program at the National Academy of Medicine, and details about communications and dissemination strategies and tools to use at the report’s release.

A full recording of the webinar will be available soon at nam.edu/CultureofHealth.

 

Individual health is shaped by many economic and social factors such as income, education, access to high-quality health care, geography, and race and ethnicity. Uneven access to conditions that are needed for good health across the United States has been well documented, as have the poor effects on health that result — not only for individuals but also for their families and society.

The National Academy of Medicine’s Culture of Health Program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a multiyear collaborative effort to identify strategies to create and sustain conditions that support equitable good health for all Americans. The first five years of the program will produce a series of consensus studies from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, as well as public workshops, community events, and tools for stakeholders.

Want to get involved?
Building a culture of health requires the involvement of many stakeholders. To learn more about the NAM’s Culture of Health Program, contact program director Kimber Bogard. You can also join our mailing list for program updates.

Tell us: What does “Culture of Health” mean to you?

Tweet us @theNAMedicine and use #PromoteHealthEquity to share your thoughts on a culture of health.

  • Program Advisory Committee

    Hortensia de los Angeles Amaro, PhD
    Associate Vice Provost for Community Research Initiatives
    Dean’s Professor School of Social Work
    Professor of Preventive Medicine
    Keck School of Medicine
    University of Southern California

    Stuart Butler, PhD
    Senior Fellow of Economic Studies
    Brookings Institution

    John Dreyzehner, MD
    Commissioner
    Tennessee Department of Health

    Shirley Franklin
    Former Two-Term Mayor, Atlanta

    Julian Harris, MD, MBA
    Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government
    Fellow, Taubman Center for State and Local Government

    Raynard Kington, MD, PhD
    President
    Grinnell College

    Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH
    Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership
    Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and The Harvard Kennedy School

    Dwayne Proctor, PhD
    Senior Adviser to the President and Director
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    Karen Remley, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAP
    Executive Director/CEO
    American Academy of Pediatrics

    Antonia M Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Professor and the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing
    University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

  • First Consensus Study: Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States

    The first consensus study associated with the Culture of Health Program is due out in Winter 2016-2017. According to its statement of task, the Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States will examine the evidence on solutions to promote health equity. As part of its work, the committee will

    • Review the state of health disparities in the U.S. and explore the underlying conditions and root causes contributing to health inequity.
    • Identify and examine a minimum of 6 examples of community-based solutions that address health inequities, drawing both from deliberate and indirect interventions or activities that promote equal opportunity for health (examples will draw from health and non-health sectors).
    • Identify the major elements of effective or promising solutions and their key levers, policies, stakeholders, and other elements that are needed to be successful.
    • Recommend elements of short- or long-term strategies and solutions that communities may consider to expand opportunities to advance health equity.
    • Recommend key research needs to help identify and strengthen evidence-based solutions and other recommendations as viewed appropriate by the committee to reduce health disparities and promote health equity.

    Upcoming Event!

    On December 1, 2016, the National Academy of Medicine, along with the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,hosted a pre-release webinar to inform interested groups and stakeholders about the winter release of the consensus study of the Committee on Community Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States. A full recording will be available soon at nam.edu/CultureofHealth.

    For more information on the study, including committee composition and archives of past meetings, visit the project homepage.

    To be notified in advance of the report’s release, join the Culture of Health Program mailing list.