Publications from the AffiliateMarketIngtools of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provide objective and straightforward advice to decision makers and the public. This site includes We Treat You (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.
Released: November 15, 2018
This report, Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 11 (2018), presents the committee’s analysis of peer-reviewed, scientific reports published between September 30, 2014, and December 31, 2017, about associations between various health outcomes and exposure to TCDD and other chemicals in the herbicides used in Vietnam. The report also takes into account information from the existing evidence base.
Released: October 15, 2018
On June 11-12, 2018, the Forum on Microbial Threats at the AffiliateMarketIngtools of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine organized a 1.5-day public workshop to assess the current understanding of the interaction of infectious disease threats with economic activity and suggest new areas of research. This workshop built on prior work of the Forum and aimed to build more mutual understanding between those in the economic world and those with public health and clinical experience. Through multisectoral participation, topics in the workshop identified potential knowledge gaps, research priorities for further exploration, and strategies to advance the field in understanding the economics of microbial threats.
Released: October 01, 2018
The Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness of the AffiliateMarketIngtools of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine held a public workshop on April 17, 2018 in , D.C., to explore the challenges and opportunities related to implementing quality measures for accountability purposes in community-based care for people with serious illness.
Released: September 28, 2018
The AffiliateMarketIngtools of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop to better understand the gaps that led to cascading effects in patient care throughout the U.S. health care system. On September 5–6, 2018, in , DC, the We Treat You of the AffiliateMarketIngtools convened the workshop Medical Product Shortages During Disasters: Opportunities to Predict, Prevent, and Respond.
Released: September 11, 2018
To examine opportunities to improve cancer diagnosis and care, the National Cancer Policy Forum developed a two-workshop series. The first workshop—held on February 12-13, 2018 in , DC—focused on potential strategies to ensure patients have access to appropriate expertise and technologies in oncologic pathology and imaging to inform cancer diagnosis and subsequent care decisions.
Released: July 06, 2018
On March 6, 2018, the Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders, in collaboration with the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law (CSTL), held a public workshop to explore and advance efforts to identify and evaluate the potential effects of emerging neurotechnologies on the legal system.
Released: June 29, 2018
An ad hoc committee planned a workshop exploring the evidence for special nutritional requirements in disease states and medical conditions that cannot be met with a normal diet.
Released: June 08, 2018
On December 12-13, the Forum on Microbial Threats, in collaboration with the Board on Life Sciences hosted a workshop examining "Urbanization and Slums: New Transmission Pathways of Infectious Diseases in the Built Environment."
Released: May 24, 2018
Delivering high-quality cancer care to all patients presents numerous challenges, including difficulties with ensuring patients have access to well-coordinated care across the cancer continuum. Patient navigation programs are designed to promote access to timely cancer diagnosis and care by addressing barriers to cancer care, such as challenges with health literacy, language barriers affecting comprehension of diagnosis and treatment, lack of transportation, or insufficient insurance coverage. Patient navigation programs were originally designed—and are still primarily directed at—improving cancer care among vulnerable patients.
Released: May 16, 2018
Those facing serious illness have a range of interconnected medical and non-medical needs, and the way their care is financed has a large impact on the care they receive. Medicare is the predominant payer, but both Medicaid and private payers also play significant roles in financing care for serious illness. In an effort to address the complex needs of people with serious illness, public and private health care payers are testing innovative financing strategies and alternative payment models.