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: December 05, 2005
The report provides the most comprehensive review to date of the scientific evidence on the influence of food marketing on diets and diet-related health of children and youth.
Released: December 01, 2005
The first report in the Pathways series, Performance Measurement: Accelerating Improvement, focuses on the selection of measures to support the quality improvement efforts of a diverse set of stakeholders, and on the creation of a common infrastructure for guiding and managing a consistent set of such measures nationally and regionally.
Released: November 15, 2005
This interim letter report focuses on how on data and specimens collected from study participants have been catalogued and stored.
Released: November 14, 2005
The 2004 Rosenthal Lecture featured a panel talk on the IOM report, Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance.
Released: November 07, 2005
The purpose of this study was to examine the association of notification of potential exposure to chemical warfare agents in the 1991 Gulf War with subsequent self-reported morbidity.
Released: November 03, 2005
Citing shortfalls in the care currently provided to the country's 10 million cancer survivors, From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition recommends that each cancer patient receive a "survivorship care plan."
Released: November 01, 2005
This report, Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance-Use Conditions: Quality Chasm Series, examines those differences, finds that the Quality Chasm framework is applicable to health care for mental and substance-use conditions, and describes a multifaceted and comprehensive strategy to do so.
Released: October 31, 2005
Concern for the over 40 million people infected with HIV and others at risk of infection or otherwise affected through the impact on their families and communities moved the US Congress on behalf of the American people to pass in May 2003 an unprecedented $15 billion international public health initiative--the US Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act. Congress mandated that the Institute of Medicine review the groundbreaking initiative created by the legislation--the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Released: October 20, 2005
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) Bioastronautics Roadmap (BR) is "the framework used to identify and assess the risks of crew exposure to the hazardous environments of space." In 2003, NASA asked the AffiliateMarketIngtools to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the BR and identify the unique challenges for accomplishing its goals. In Bioastronautics Roadmap: A Risk Reduction Strategy for Human Exploration of Space, the committee concluded that the current version of the BR is a useful first step, but it will not be adequate to achieve its stated goals unless the recommendations provided by the committee are incorporated into the document and into the thinking and actions of NASA's management.
Released: October 12, 2005
This brief summary highlights the recurring themes for accelerating change and moving forward with obesity prevention efforts that emerged from the symposium: forging strategic partnerships; empowering local schools and communities; educating stakeholders; evaluating obesity prevention efforts; documenting the benefits of obesity prevention; innovating to address barriers; using a systems approach; and developing a long-term strategic plan.