Roundtables, Forums, and Standing Committees
Roundtables, also called forums, are ongoing activities that provide a neutral setting in which representatives from multiple sectors convene to examine emerging topics of mutual interest and concern. Roundtables often convene public workshops and publish proceedings documenting discussions at these workshops, but these activities do not result in recommendations.
Standing committees are another type of ongoing activity and are convened to address a defined set of tasks, which are usually determined at the beginning of each year. Standing committees can quickly convene workshops and conferences for prompt and visible public debate and discussions, and these discussions can lead to a recommendation for a consensus study.
Our current roundtables, forums, and standing committees are listed by board below.
Board on Health Care Services
Board on Global Health
Board on Health Sciences Policy
Board on Population Health
Food and Nutrition Board
Board on Children, Youth, and Families*
*The Board on Children, Youth, and Families is shared with the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.