About Publications

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: January 01, 1998
    Informed by real-life experiences in addiction treatment including workshops and site visits, Bridging the Gap Between Practice and Research examines why research remains remote from treatment and makes specific recommendations to community providers, federal and state agencies, and other decisionmakers.
  • Released: January 01, 1998
    At its first two meetings in the spring of 1997, the National Cancer Policy Board identified tobacco control as a priority, and tobacco control was the subject of its initial policy statements. The board organized a workshop on July 15, 1997 in , D.C., and summarized its views in a July 18, 1997 letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala, the president's Domestic Policy Advisor Bruce Reed, and members of the U.S. Congress.
  • Released: January 01, 1998
    The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) requested that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) convene a committee of experts to participate in a three-phase project to develop a set of leading health indicators to complement and expand the Healthy People 2010 program.
  • Released: January 01, 1997
    The first workshop, held in February 1997, set out to learn what has been done and what is needed for the public and private sectors to collaborate effectively and productively for the public's health.
  • Released: January 01, 1997
    This report analyzes the scientific literature regarding human requirements for calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin D, and fluoride throughout the lifespan, including the relationship to chronic diseases and data on dietary intake.
  • Released: January 01, 1994
    The understanding of how to reduce risk factors for mental disorders has expanded remarkably as a result of recent scientific advances. This study, mandated by Congress, reviews those advances in the context of current research and provides a targeted definition of prevention and a conceptual framework that emphasizes risk reduction.
  • Released: January 01, 1992
    Authorities agree that nutritional care for pregnant, about-to-be pregnant, and nursing women can prevent health problems that are costly in terms of both dollars and quality of life. Yet many women still receive little guidance regarding maternal nutrition.Now, health care professionals can turn to a handy, practical guide for help in smoothly integrating maternal nutritional care into their practices. Nutrition During Pregnancy and Lactation provides physicians, nurses, primary care providers, and midwives with a ready-made, step-by-step program for helping new mothers.
  • Released: January 01, 1992
    The Institute of Medicine conducted a medical examination survey of former prisoners of war (POWs) of World War II (WWII) and the Korean conflict. This survey, which is part of a longitudinal follow-up study begun shortly after WWII, was the first to be based on medical examinations as well as on questionnaires and records for POWs and controls.
  • Released: January 01, 1992
    This book focuses on nutrition services beginning in the preconceptional period and extending well beyond birth. It provides the rationale for the recommended nutritional services; briefly describes the necessary elements of these services; and indicates the personnel, knowledge, skills, and specialized education or training that may be needed to deliver them.It will be useful to policymakers, hospital administrators, directors of health centers, physicians in private or group practices, and others responsible for setting such standards and for overseeing health care services for expectant and new mothers and their infants.
  • Released: January 01, 1991
    Disability in America: Toward a National Agenda for Prevention presents a five-prong strategy for reducing the incidence and prevalence of disability as well as its personal, social, and economic consequences. Although the preferred goal is to avoid potentially disabling conditions, the authoring committee focuses on the need to prevent or reverse the progression that leads to disability and reduced quality of life in persons with potentially disabling conditions. Calling for a coherent national program to focus on prevention, the committee sets forth specific recommendations for federal agencies, state and local programs, and the private sector.