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  • A National Surveillance System for Cardiovascular and Select Chronic Diseases Consensus Study
    An Institute of Medicine committee will develop a framework for building a national chronic disease surveillance system focused primarily on cardiovascular disease and select, related chronic diseases (diabetes and COPD) that is capable of providing ...
  • Public Health Effectiveness of the FDA 510(k) Clearance Process Consensus Study
    An IOM committee is convening to review the 510(k) clearance process for medical devices that are “substantially equivalent” to currently marketed products and assess whether the process protects and promotes the public health.
  • HIV Screening and Access to Care Stand Alone Workshop
    The Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) has been charged to develop a National HIV/AIDS Strategy within the upcoming year. In support of this activity, the ONAP requested that the Institute of Medicine convene a committee to conduct a series of...
  • Public Health Strategies to Improve Health Consensus Study
    A committee of 18 members will be convened to examine ways to strengthen the public health system. The committee will address a series of 3 topics and will produce 3 consensus reports, over a period of 2.5 years.
  • The Effect of Climate Change on Indoor Air Quality and Public Health Consensus Study
    In response to a request from the US Environmental Protection Agency contained in EPA Solicitation No. PR-NC-09-10228, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences is conducting a study that evaluates the state of scientific...
  • Health Effects of Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Third Biennial Update) Consensus Study
    This study prepared an updated review and evaluation of the available scientific evidence regarding the statistical association between exposure to dioxin or to the herbicides used in Vietnam and various adverse health outcomes.
  • Review of Adverse Effects of Vaccines Consensus Study
    The committee will review the epidemiological, clinical, and biological evidence regarding adverse health events associated with specific vaccines covered by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
  • Childhood Obesity Prevention Actions for Local Governments Consensus Study
    An IOM committee to examine evidence on childhood obesity prevention efforts by local governments, with a focus on identifying promising practices, and to develop a set of recommended practices for local governments.
  • Public Health Priorities to Reduce and Control Hypertension in the U.S. Population Consensus Study
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requested that the IOM convene an expert committee to review available public health strategies for reducing and controlling hypertension in the U.S. population including both science-based and...
  • Prevention and Control of Viral Hepatitis Infections in the United States Consensus Study
    The Institute of Medicine has formed a committee to determine ways to reduce new hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections and the morbidity and mortality related to chronic viral hepatitis. The committee is assessing current...