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: July 08, 2010
Millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from mental, neurological, and substance use (MNS) disorders, and most do not have the resources to obtain treatment. The Uganda AffiliateMarketIngtools of Sciences and the IOM hosted a workshop to discuss the state of care for MNS disorders in sub-Saharan Africa.
Released: July 07, 2010
At the request of Congress, the IOM will evaluate U.S. global programs to address HIV/AIDS. This report outlines the IOM’s strategic approach for this evaluation.
Released: June 28, 2010
The IOM held a workshop on July 28, 2008, to examine strategies for discussing health disparities in ways that engage the public and motivate change. Speakers focused on health disparities in California, which continues to see dramatic demographic shifts.
Released: June 14, 2010
The U.S. health care system is large, dynamic, complex, and multifaceted. It consists of many participants often working in unassociated or fragmented ways that compromise the quality and value of care. The IOM hosted a workshop to discuss how to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health care.
Released: June 08, 2010
Foodborne illnesses cause hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths in the United States each year. At the request of Congress, the IOM examined gaps in the current food safety system under the purview of the Food and Drug Administration.
Released: June 04, 2010
The IOM's National Cancer Policy Forum held a workshop October 5-6, 2009, to examine how to apply the concept of a "rapid learning health system" to the problem of cancer. This document summarizes the workshop.
Released: June 03, 2010
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the IOM, seeks to build a blueprint for the future of nursing as part of larger efforts to reform the health care system. The second of the Initiative’s three forums, held on December 3, 2009, examined care in the community, focusing on community health; public health; primary care; and long-term care.
Released: May 12, 2010
Many people naturally assume that the claims made for foods and nutritional supplements have the same degree of scientific grounding as those for medication, but that is not always the case. The IOM recommends that the FDA adopt a consistent scientific framework for biomarker evaluation in order to achieve a rigorous and transparent process.
Released: May 04, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now requires that all clinical trials for drugs that affect the central nervous system—including psychiatric drugs—are assessed for whether that drug might cause suicidal ideation or behavior. The IOM’s Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders hosted a meeting on June 26, 2009, to discuss the FDA’s new policy and how to analyze best whether suicidal thoughts predict actual suicidal behavior in the near future.
Released: April 23, 2010
About 68 percent of U.S. adults aged 20 years or older and nearly 32 percent of U.S. children are overweight or obese. The obesity epidemic poses major challenges for policy makers, public health professionals, and other decision makers who need to act decisively to respond to this widespread health problem. This report presents the IOM’s innovative framework process to guide the use of evidence in decision making about obesity prevention policies and programs and to guide the generation of new and relevant evidence.