National Academy of Medicine

Health Systems Have a Role in Preventing Firearm Injury

  Every day in the United States, health professionals confront the effects of firearm injury. In emergency rooms, trauma centers, ambulator
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Breast Cancer Management in the TAILORx Era: Less is More

  Introduction Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among women in the United States, with over 260,000 new cases and over 40,000 de
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Cancer Prevention and Control: Then and Now

Controlling or reducing the risk for cancer was a principal goal of the National Cancer Act, signed by President Nixon in 1971. Long before the human genome w
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Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care: Communication, Coordination and Referral

Abstract This discussion paper focuses on some particularly challenging aspects of bridging primary care and oral hea
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The Evolving Case for Public-Private Partnerships to Achieve the Global Goals

  Upon arriving in Kenya in 1987, I was a well-trained parasitologist who knew nothing about development, economics, p
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Actions to Improve Physical Activity Surveillance in the United States

Background Physical activity, which has been defined as “any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that results in energy e
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Fifth Annual DC Public Health Case Challenge

In 2017, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and
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Redesigning Provider Payments to Reduce Long-Term Costs by Promoting Healthy Development

ABSTRACT | Cognitive, affective, and behavioral health (CAB) conditions are among the costliest and fastest grow
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