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: June 24, 2008
The Personal Protective Technology Program at NIOSH is the fifth report in the series Reviews of Research Programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Released: June 19, 2008
The Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health, established in 2007, held its first workshop to address the following questions: (1) Are there different pathways by which new scientific findings move from the research setting into health care? (2) If so, what are the implications of those different pathways for genomics? (3) What can we learn from the translation of other new technologies as we seek to understand the translation of genome science into health care?
Released: June 17, 2008
In early 2007, the Institute of Medicine convened the Roundtable on Health Disparities to increase the visibility of racial and ethnic health disparities as a national problem, to further the development of programs and strategies to reduce disparities, to foster the emergence of leadership on this issue, and to track promising activities and developments in health care that could lead to dramatically reducing or eliminating disparities
Released: June 11, 2008
The Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Review of Priorities in the National Vaccine Plan has prepared a letter report entitled Initial Guidance for an Update of the National Vaccine Plan: A Letter Report to the National Vaccine Program Office, for the Department of Health and Human Services National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO). The report provides initial guidance, partly based on a review of the 1994 plan, on the development of the update to the National Vaccine Plan.
Released: June 09, 2008
The use of dietary supplements has become increasingly popular among members of the military. While some supplements may provide benefits to health, others could carry adverse effects that might compromise the readiness and performance of service members. The U.S. Department of Defense, the Samueli Institute, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with additional support from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), requested that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) review the use of dietary supplements by military personnel, recommending a framework to identify the need for management of dietary supplement use within the military, and developing an approach to report adverse health events.
Released: May 13, 2008
Scientists and clinicians seek a new paradigm that could improve the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and overall success rate of cancer clinical trials, while maintaining the highest standards of quality. To explore innovative paradigms for cancer clinical trials and other ways to improve their quality, the National Cancer Policy Forum held a workshop, Improving the Quality of Cancer Clinical Trials, in , DC. The main goals of the workshop were to examine new approaches to clinical trial design and execution.
Released: April 25, 2008
Planning for an influenza pandemic, whether it occurs in the near or distant future, will need to take into account many constantly evolving factors. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Implementation of Antiviral Medication Strategies for an Influenza Pandemic was asked by the Department of Health and Human Services, (DHHS) to consider best practices and policies for providing antiviral treatment and prophylaxis during a pandemic event.
Released: April 22, 2008
Standardizing Medication Labels: Confusing Patients Less is the summary of a workshop, held in , D.C. on October 12, 2007, that was organized to examine what is known about how medication container labeling affects patient safety and to discuss approaches to addressing identified problems.
Released: April 11, 2008
The Institute of Medicine charged the ad hoc Committee on the Future Health Care Workforce for Older Americans to determine the health care needs of Americans over 65 years of age and to assess those needs through an analysis of the forces that shape the health care workforce, including education and training, models of care, and public and private programs. The resulting report, Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce, says that as the population of seniors grows to comprise approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population, they will face a health care workforce that is too small and critically unprepared to meet their health needs.
Released: April 09, 2008
In April 2007, the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation convened a workshop entitled “Emerging Safety Science” to examine the use of emerging safety science technologies in drug development and to consider their application in the drug review process. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions during that workshop.