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.
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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.
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.
Strengthening the Military Family Readiness System for a Changing American Society
Released: July 19, 2019
Released in July 2019, this new Consensus Study Report from the Board on Children, Youth, and Families finds that the U.S. Department of Defense and military branches have many programs and policies to support the well-being of military families, but they need to employ a more coordinated and comprehensive approach to matching the needs of individual families to available programs.
Guiding Cancer Control: A Path to Transformation
Released: June 27, 2019
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, with support from the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Cancer Institute, convened a committee to develop a national strategy for cancer control. The resulting consensus report, Guiding Cancer Control: A Path to Transformation, presents the committee’s strategic vision and its recommendations defining the key principles, attributes, methods, and tools needed to achieve the goal of implementing an effective national cancer control plan.