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  • Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety Forum
    The Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety launched in the fall of 2013 and is reflective of the growing role of the private sector in contributing to diverse global health initiatives. This forum seeks to foster a...
  • Workshop on the Public Health Effects of Food Deserts Stand Alone Workshop
    An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct a two-day workshop on the public health implications of food deserts. In this context, food desert is defined as a rural or urban low-income neighborhood or community with limited access to affordable and...
  • Reexamination of IOM Pregnancy Weight Guidelines Consensus Study
    An ad hoc committee will review and update the 1990 Institute of Medicine recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy and recommend ways to encourage their adoption through clinical guidance, consumer education, and public health strategies
  • The Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health Award
    The Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health is awarded annually to individuals, groups, or organizations in order to recognize outstanding achievement in improving mental health services, research, or public policy.
  • Joint U.S.-Mexico Workshop on Childhood Obesity Prevention Stand Alone Workshop
    The IOM, in collaboration with the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico, convened a two-day workshop to explore common issues and the potential for collaboration in the area of preventing childhood obesity in populations of Mexican origin.