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.

  • Who Will Keep the Public Healthy? : Health and Medicine ... Released: August 04, 2003
    On May 22, 2003 in Washington, DC the Institute of Medicine held a workshop to explore the recently released report, Who Will Keep the Public Healthy? Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century. Representatives of the public health practice and academic communities joined to review the report and to discuss how to proceed to implement the recommendations of this report. This summary is a report of that meeting. It includes suggestions from the six workgroups for next steps necessary to move forward in implementing the recommendations.
  • Academic Health Centers: Leading Change in the 21st ... Released: July 16, 2003
    Academic Health Centers: Leading Change in the 21st Century, identifies actions by AHCs, as well as public policy steps, that will enable AHCs to respond to current trends; it also describes three strategic management systems that all AHCs will need to establish to enable a more coordinated and cohesive system.
  • Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality : Health and ... Released: April 18, 2003
    On June 17-18, 2002 over 150 leaders and experts from health professions education, regulation, policy, advocacy, quality, and industry attended the Health Professions Education Summit to discuss and help the committee develop strategies for restructuring clinical education to be consistent with the principles of the 21st-century health system.
  • Improving Palliative Care for Cancer: Summary and ... Released: April 04, 2003
    The National Cancer Policy Board undertook this study to identify the barriers and challenges that limit palliative care and to propose solutions. The report identifies the special needs of cancer patients and the importance of the clinical and research establishment involved in cancer care to take a leadership role in modeling the best quality care from diagnosis to death for all Americans.
  • Fulfilling the Potential of Cancer Prevention and Early ... Released: March 12, 2003
    Fulfilling the Potential of Cancer Prevention and Early Detection: An American Cancer Society and Institute of Medicine Symposium reports a symposium held in June 2003 to disseminate the findings from a previously released IOM National Cancer Policy Board report on cancer prevention and to discuss ways in which the recommendations of that report might be realized.
  • Who Will Keep the Public Healthy: Educating Public Health ... Released: November 04, 2002
    U.S. public health workers need additional training to meet new challenges posed by globalization, medical advances and an aging and increasingly diverse population, says a new report, titled Who Will Keep the Public Healthy? Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century.
  • Confronting Chronic Neglect: The Education and Training of ... Released: September 10, 2001
    Confronting Chronic Neglect: The Education and Training of Health Professionals on Family Violence, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, recommends ways to improve training opportunities and help health professionals screen, diagnose, treat, and refer victims of abuse and neglect.
  • Exploring Innovation and Quality Improvement in Health Care ... Released: May 01, 2001
    To advance its work, a subcommittee of QHCA, the Subcommittee on Building the 21st Century Health System, used the micro-systems study as an opportunity to use the empirical findings from structured interviews to guide its deliberations and to increase its understanding of exemplary health care delivery systems.
  • Safe Work in the 21st Century: Education and Training Needs ... Released: January 01, 2000
    This book looks at worker safety in the changing workplace and the challenge of ensuring a supply of top-notch occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals. Recommendations are addressed to federal and state agencies, OSH organizations, educational institutions, employers, unions, and other stakeholders.
  • Working Together: We Can Help People Get Good Care When ... Released: January 01, 2000
    This 16-page booklet summarizes the findings from the 1997 report, Approaching Death: Improving Care at the End of Life, for the lay reader.