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.


  • State Programs Can Reduce Tobacco Use : Health and ... Released: January 01, 2000
    The board followed debates taking place in state capitals throughout 1998 and 1999, and decided in July 1999, in consultation with the Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention of the Institute of Medicine, that it would be useful to summarize evidence about the effectiveness of state tobacco control programs and to briefly describe those programs for state government officials.
  • New Partnerships for a Changing Environment: Why Drug and ... Released: January 01, 2000
    This brochure illustrates the gaps between drug and alcohol treatment providers and researchers and suggests ways to bridge them.
  • The Role of Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental ... Released: January 01, 1999
    On June 8, 1999, the Institute of Medicine's Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health convened a workshop on "The Role of Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness in Violence," which explored the linkages between violence and these disorders. The workshop focused on state-of-the-science epidemiology; model treatment programs; public perceptions of substance abuse, mental illness, and violence; and opportunities for future research and developments.
  • Bridging the Gap Between Practice and Research: Forging ... Released: January 01, 1998
    Today, most substance abuse treatment is administered by community-based organizations. If providers could readily incorporate the most recent advances in understanding the mechanisms of addiction and treatment, the treatment would be much more effective and efficient. Informed by real-life experiences in addiction treatment including workshops and site visits, this report examines why research remains remote from treatment and makes specific recommendations to community providers, federal and state agencies, and other decisionmakers.