National Academy of Medicine

Analytic Validity of Genomic Testing

The advent of genome sequencing has changed our fundamental understanding of the underlying basis of disease. It has opened up new avenues for dia
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Health Literacy Principles: Guidance for Making Information Understandable, Useful, and Navigable

Research documents that most people in the United States cannot understand or use the co
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Why We Need Climate, Health, and Equity in All Policies

Climate change, health equity, social and environmental justice, sustainability: These are each hugely important and complex issu
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How Much Do Healthy Communities Cost?

Today, most agree that achieving substantial improvements in population health and medical costs will require a greater focus on the upstream soci
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An Example of Effecting Change Through Community, Movement Building, and Scaling Up

Low-income people in this country are mired in a constant and unremitting fog of stress. This chronic
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The Significance of Data Harmonization for Credentialing Research

Improving the quality of health care requires going beyond the basic standards for health care organizations and form
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A Health Literacy Fable for Tomorrow: Help the World Be Healthy with Health Literacy

There once was a town in the heart of America where health seemed to come naturally for everyone. T
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Inaugural DC Regional Public Health Case Challenge: A Summary

In 2013, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), in collaboration with faculty and students from Georgetown University (GU), laun
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Closing the Loop: Why We Need to Invest—and Reinvest—in Prevention

In their discussion paper, Cohen and Iton propose a sustainable model for funding prevention strategies. The authors
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Pervasive Bias: An Obstacle to Obesity Solutions

In the ongoing work on critical issues in obesity, the neglected problem of societal bias, stigma, and discrimination toward individual
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