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IOM Evaluation of PEPFAR to Release Feb. 20
Released: 2/15/2013

Evaluation of PEPFAR, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, presents the results of an assessment of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief as requested by Congress in its reauthorization of funding for the initiative in 2008. The report includes recommendations for how PEPFAR and its partner countries can most effectively sustain and advance gains made in preventing and treating the HIV/AIDS epidemic worldwide. Congress will review the initiative later this year.

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Public Health Priorities for Those Living With Epilepsy: IOM Report Release March 30
Released: 3/22/2012

An estimated 2.2 million people in the United States live with epilepsy, a brain disorder characterized by sudden and unpredictable seizures. Epilepsy Across the Spectrum: Promoting Health and Understanding, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, proposes public health initiatives that aim to improve the lives of people with epilepsy and their families and promote public understanding of the disorder. The report will be released at a one-hour public briefing starting at 10 a.m. EDT Friday, March 30, in Room 100 of the National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

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IOM Report on Lessening Toll of Chronic Disease Burdens Releases Jan. 31
Released: 1/27/2012

According to a new report from the Institute of Medicine, efforts to maintain or enhance the quality of life for individuals living with long-term conditions have not been given adequate attention, diminishing the nation's productivity and well-being, Living Well With Chronic Illness: A Call for Public Action, lays out a comprehensive framework intended as a to guide to the development and implementation of cross-cutting, coordinated strategies that can reduce the individual and societal burdens of chronic illness by helping people with these conditions to live well.

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Breast Cancer and the Environment: IOM Report Release Dec. 7
Released: 11/22/2011

Although women have little or no control over some of the risk factors for breast cancer, such as those related to aging and genetics, they may be able to reduce their chances for developing the disease by avoiding certain environmental risks. Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, assesses the breast cancer risk posed by various environmental factors, identifies actions that offer potential to reduce women's risk for the disease, and recommends targets for future research. The report, sponsored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, will be released with a press briefing and presented at a plenary session at the 2011 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).

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