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.
Community Violence as a Population Health Issue ...
Released: October 24, 2016
On June 16, 2016, the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement held a 1-day public workshop at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brooklyn, New York. At this workshop, participants explored public health approaches to reducing and preventing community violence. Individual participants discussed the effects of trauma and violence on communities and explored approaches that community members and multisector partners are using to build safe, resilient, and healthy communities.
Accounting for Social Risk Factors in Medicare Payment: Data ...
Released: October 11, 2016
The Department of Health and Human Services, acting through the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to convene an ad hoc committee to identify social risk factors that affect the health outcomes of Medicare beneficiaries and methods to account for these factors in Medicare payment programs. The committee's work will be conducted in phases and will produce five brief consensus reports.
Exploring Data and Metrics of Value at the Intersection of ...
Released: September 26, 2016
Two divisions of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the Health and Medicine Division (HMD) and the Transportation Research Board (TRB), held a joint workshop, Exploring Data and Metrics of Value at the Intersection of Health Care and Transportation on June 6–7, 2016, to examine partnerships, data, and measurement at the intersection of the health care and transportation sectors.
Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative: Vision for ...
Released: September 15, 2016
Despite the importance of eyesight, millions of people grapple with undiagnosed or untreated vision impairments—ranging from mild conditions to total blindness—and eye and vision health remain relatively absent from national health priority lists, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Strategies for Ensuring Diversity, Inclusion, and Meaningful ...
Released: August 26, 2016
To examine the barriers to participation in clinical trials and ways of overcoming those barriers, the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities held a workshop, on April 9, 2015, titled “Strategies for Ensuring Diversity, Inclusion, and Meaningful Participation in Clinical Trials.”
Advancing the Science to Improve Population Health ...
Released: August 11, 2016
On September 30, 2015, the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement hosted a workshop to explore the basic and translational research needs for population health science, and to discuss specific research priorities and actions to foster population health improvement.
Framing the Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity to Advance ...
Released: July 28, 2016
The Roundtable on Population Health Improvement held a workshop titled Framing the Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity to Advance Health Equity in which speakers shared strategies for individuals, organizations, and communities to advance racial and health equity.
Integrating Health Literacy, Cultural Competence, and ...
Released: July 18, 2016
To better understand how the dynamic forces operating in health care today impact the delivery of services in a way that is health literate, culturally competent, and in an appropriate language for patients and their families, the Roundtable on Health Literacy established an ad hoc committee to plan and conduct a public workshop on the integration of health literacy, cultural competence, and language access services.