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


  • Sustainable Diets, Food, and Nutrition: Proceedings of a Workshop Released: April 18, 2019
    On August 1-2, 2018, the Food Forum of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a 1.5-day public workshop that reviewed the current and emerging knowledge on the concept of sustainable diets within the field of food and nutrition.
  • The Role of Nonpharmacological Approaches to Pain Management: Proceedings of a Workshop Released: April 12, 2019
    On December 4–5, 2018 the Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders and Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education hosted a public workshop that brought together experts and key stakeholders from government, academia, industry, health professional societies, and disease-focused organizations to discuss nonpharmacological treatments and integrative health models for pain management, and their role within the broad landscape of approaches to chronic pain management.
  • Strengthening the Connection between Health Professions Education and Practice: Proceedings of a Joint Workshop Released: April 11, 2019
    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education with affiliates of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education held a workshop on November 13 and 14, 2018, in Washington, DC, titled Strengthening the Connection between Health Professions Education and Practice.
  • Evaluation of the Disability Determination Process for Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans Released: April 10, 2019
    At the mandate of the U.S. Congress, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) contracted with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to convene a committee to review the process by which the VA assesses impairments relating to TBI for purposes of awarding disability compensation.
  • 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.
  • Exploring Medical and Public Health Preparedness for a Nuclear Incident: Proceedings of a Workshop Released: March 26, 2019
    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies hosted a two-day public workshop on August 22-23, 2018 called Exploring Medical and Public Health Preparedness for a Nuclear Incident.
  • Exploring Sources of Variability Related to the Clinical Translation of Regenerative Engineering Products: Proceedings of a Workshop Released: March 21, 2019
    The Forum on Regenerative Medicine hosted a public workshop on October 18, 2018, in Washington, DC, to explore the various factors that must be taken into account in order to develop successful regenerative engineering products.
  • Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Save Lives Released: March 20, 2019
    Medications for opioid use disorder (OUD) save lives. Yet most people with OUD in the United States receive no treatment at all, and only a fraction of those who do receive medications for OUD.
  • Dietary Reference Intakes for Sodium and Potassium Released: March 05, 2019
    Potassium and sodium are interrelated, essential nutrients that play vital roles in the body to maintain physiological homeostasis. Both nutrients have been linked to risk of chronic disease, particularly cardiovascular disease. Additionally, a possible association of sodium intake with other adverse health outcomes has been suggested. The coexistence of essen­tiality with a relationship to adverse health effects, including chronic disease, called for a new approach to establishing intake recommen­dations for potassium and sodium within the context of the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs).
  • 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.