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Activities Index

  • Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention Consensus Study
    The IOM is reviewing the progress made in implementing recommendations to prevent obesity. Based on its findings, the IOM will recommend critical steps for the nation that will lead to significant progress in preventing obesity over the next decade.
  • Forum on Global Violence Prevention Forum
    Preventable violence is a major public health problem worldwide. HMD's Forum on Global Violence Prevention works to reduce violence worldwide through the promotion of multidisciplinary research emphasizing the value of prevention.
  • From Neurons to Neighborhoods: Anniversary Workshop Stand Alone Workshop
    A planning committee will organize a 1-day workshop to review the impact of the 2000 NRC-IOM report From Neurons to Neighborhoods
  • Planning a WIC Research Agenda Stand Alone Workshop
    In response to a request from the Food and Nutrition Service of the USDA for a proposal for a workshop on planning a WIC research agenda, the IOM will conduct a 2-day public workshop on emerging research needs for the Special Supplemental Nutrition...
  • Oral Health Access to Services Consensus Study
    An IOM committee will assess the current U.S. oral health system of care; explore its strengths, weaknesses and future challenges; describe a desired vision for the oral health care system; and recommend strategies to achieve that vision.
  • An Oral Health Initiative Consensus Study
    An ad hoc consensus committee will explore ways to increase public awareness of the relationship and importance of good oral health to good physical health; promote prevention and improve oral health literacy to health providers and the public; and...
  • Obesity Prevention Policies for Young Children Consensus Study
    Young children's health can affect development and have consequences into adulthood. A new IOM committee will examine factors that affect the weight of children five years and younger, particularly those related to children who are overweight or...
  • Science of Research on Families: A Workshop Stand Alone Workshop
    An IOM committee will organize a two-day public workshop to review relevant research studies that illustrate the array of methods associated with research on family structure, processes, and relationships; to identify the relative contributions of...
  • Pediatric Health and Health Care Quality Measures Consensus Study
    An ad hoc study committee has been formed to provide guidance to Congress on the extent and quality of efforts to measure child health status and the quality of health care for children across the age span and in relation to preventive care,...
  • Envisioning a Strategy to Prepare for the Long-Term Burden of HIV/AIDS: African Needs and US Interests Consensus Study
    An IOM committee will describe the long term trajectory for the global AIDS pandemic; why the problem is critically important to the U.S. and international interests and to highly affected countries; and the relationship between current capacities...