About Publications

Publications from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provide objective and straightforward advice to decision makers and the public. This site includes Health and Medicine Division (HMD) publications released after 1998. A complete list of HMD’s publications from its establishment in 1970 to the present is available as a PDF.

Reports Index


  • Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation’s Health Released: September 25, 2019
    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine assembled an expert committee to examine the potential for integrating social care services into the delivery of health care with the ultimate goal of achieving better and more equitable health outcomes.
  • The Effects of Incarceration and Reentry on Community Health and Well-Being: Proceedings of a Workshop Released: September 18, 2019
    On June 6, 2018, the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity held a workshop to examine the connection between incarceration and health inequities at the individual, family, and community levels.
  • Integrating Oral and General Health Through Health Literacy Practices: Proceedings of a Workshop Released: July 31, 2019
    On December 6, 2018, in Washington, DC, the Roundtable on Health Literacy of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop that featured invited presentations and discussion on the ways in which health literacy principles and practices can facilitate the integration of oral and general health.
  • Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity Released: July 25, 2019
    Early experiences and life circumstances shape prenatal and early childhood development, with powerful impacts on the developing brain and body that shape health outcomes across the life course and can span generations. The preconception, prenatal, and early childhood periods are critical phases of development that help set the odds for lifelong health and well-being.
  • Functional Assessment for Adults with Disabilities Released: May 09, 2019
    With support from SSA, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened an expert committee to look at ways to collect information about a person’s physical and mental functional abilities relevant to work requirements. The resulting report, Functional Assessment for Adults with Disabilities, lays out the committee’s findings and conclusions.
  • The Intersection of Behavioral Health, Mental Health, and Health Literacy: Proceedings of a Workshop Released: April 04, 2019
    On July 18, 2018, a workshop titled The Intersection of Behavioral Health, Mental Health, and Health Literacy, was held in Washington, DC, was to explore issues associated with effective communication with individuals with mental or behavioral health issues and to identify ways in which health literacy approaches can facilitate communication.
  • A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty Released: February 28, 2019
    This new consensus study report from the Board on Children, Youth, and Families concludes that poverty causes negative outcomes for children, especially if it occurs in early childhood or persists through a large part of childhood.
  • Health System Interventions to Prevent Firearms Injuries and Death: Proceedings of a Workshop Released: February 28, 2019
    Firearm injuries and death are a serious public health concern in the United States that place a burden on individuals, communities, and health care systems. At the suggestion of Kaiser Permanente, and with the support of both Kaiser Permanente and the American Hospital Association, the Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop that examined the roles that health systems can play in addressing the epidemic of firearm violence in the United States.
  • Global Health Transitions and Sustainable Solutions: The Role of Partnerships: Proceedings of a Workshop Released: November 13, 2018
    To explore how public-private partnerships can ease transitions and offer sustainable solutions, the Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety held a workshop, planned by an ad hoc expert committee, on June 13-14, 2018 to examine these transitions and innovative models for sustainable solutions in the current global health context.
  • Health Literacy and Older Adults: Reshaping the Landscape: Proceedings of a Workshop Released: October 22, 2018
    To gain a better understanding of the health communication challenges among older adults and their professional and family caregivers and how those challenges affect the care older adults receive, the Roundtable on Health Literacy convened a 1-day public workshop which explored the effect of low health literacy on the health of older adults.