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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


  • School Success: An Opportunity for Population Health: Proceedings of a Workshop Released: August 01, 2019
    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Population Health Improvement held a 1-day public workshop on June 14, 2018 in Oakland California, featuring presentations that exemplified the relationship between the health and education sectors, and shared examples of public health interventions and activities in schools that support school success.
  • Faith–Health Collaboration to Improve Community and Population Health: Proceedings of a Workshop Released: June 07, 2019
    On March 22, 2018, an ad hoc committee planned and convened a one-day public workshop that explored challenges and opportunities for health sector actors that engage with faith-based health assets.
  • School Success: An Opportunity for Population Health: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief Released: February 13, 2019
    On June 14, 2018, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Population Health Improvement hosted the School Success: An Opportunity for Population Health workshop in Oakland, California, at The California Endowment’s Oakland Conference Center.
  • Exploring Tax Policy to Advance Population Health, Health Equity, and Economic Prosperity—Proceedings of a Workshop Released: September 20, 2018
    The Roundtable on Population Health Improvement convened a workshop in Oakland, California on December 7th, 2017 to explore tax policy focusing on taxes, credits, policy design considerations, and redirecting resources to support population health interventions.
  • Faith–Health Collaboration to Improve Population Health: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief Released: July 24, 2018
    Faith plays a variety of roles in the context of health improvement: as a place, social structure, partner, and intervention. The Roundtable on Population Health Improvement held a workshop on faith–health collaboration in Raleigh, North Carolina on March 22, 2018. The workshop concisely summarized here did not explore aspects of the relationship between faith and health such as the efficacy of prayer or of congregation-based health interventions. Rather, presentations showcased the potential and, in some cases, the value, as demonstrated in improved outcomes, of community faith-based entities working as partners with health-sector organizations.
  • Exploring Early Childhood Care and Education Levers to Improve Population Health: Proceedings of a Workshop Released: May 30, 2018
    Early care and education programs and providers are ideally suited to partnering with public health and health care organizations to help achieve the shared goals of healthy child development. There are many challenges to tackle and opportunities to maximize on the path to collaboration and improved outcomes, including in preparing and supporting an effective workforce, in financing, and ensuring equity.
  • Exploring Tax Policy to Advance Population Health, Health Equity, and Economic Prosperity: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief Released: April 05, 2018
    On December 7, 2017 the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement held a 1-day, public workshop in Oakland, California to address the use of tax policies to channel resources and shape economic incentives affecting population health. The workshop began with a “tax policy 101” overview.
  • Exploring Early Childhood Care and Education Levers to Improve Population Health: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief Released: February 22, 2018
    Experts from the health and the early childhood care and education fields gathered on September 14, 2017, in New York City at a workshop hosted by the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement. The workshop presentations and discussion focused on the evidence base at the intersection of the two fields; on exploring current and potential effective strategies to work together; and on the policy levers available to improve early childhood development, health, and learning.
  • Protecting the Health and Well-Being of Communities in a Changing Climate: Proceedings of a Workshop Released: October 06, 2017
    On March 13, 2017, the Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine and the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement jointly convened a 1-day public workshop, Protecting the Health and Well-being of Communities in a Changing Climate in Washington, DC. The workshop was intended to exploring the implications of climate change for population health and the potential strategies that public health, environmental health, health care, and related stakeholders can implement to help communities and regions address and mitigate health effects.
  • Exploring Equity in Multisector Community Health Partnerships: Proceedings of a Workshop Released: June 13, 2017
    The Roundtable on Population Health Improvement wanted to explore how a variety of community-based organizations create and maintain innovative and sustainable approaches to multisector community health partnerships. To do so, on December 8, 2016, the roundtable hosted a workshop in Oakland, California to explore multisector community health partnerships that engage residents, reduce health disparities, and improve health and well-being. The workshop participants heard from speakers from a range of multisector partnerships with the goal of learning about what makes those partnerships and initiatives effective and of understanding the challenges that these partnerships have had to overcome in order to create change in their communities.