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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: August 12, 2003
    In its fourth letter report, the Committee on Smallpox Vaccination Program Implementation makes several recommendations to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention related to the integration of smallpox preparedness into overall public health preparedness, implementation of the President's policy on offering smallpox vaccine to members of the general public who insist on receiving it, and selected aspects of overall smallpox vaccination program implementation.
  • Released: August 04, 2003
    Financing Vaccines in the 21st Century: Assuring Access and Availability addresses these challenges by proposing new strategies for assuring access to vaccines and sustaining the supply of current and future vaccines. The report proposes a federal mandate, subsidy and voucher program for vaccines.
  • Released: August 04, 2003
    On May 22, 2003 in , DC the Institute of Medicine held a workshop to explore the recently released report, Who Will Keep the Public Healthy? Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century. Representatives of the public health practice and academic communities joined to review the report and to discuss how to proceed to implement the recommendations of this report. This summary is a report of that meeting. It includes suggestions from the six workgroups for next steps necessary to move forward in implementing the recommendations.
  • Released: August 01, 2003
    The current epidemic of overweight and obesity in the United States affects the military services. The pool of available recruits is reduced because of failure to meet body composition standards for entry into the services, a high percentage of individuals exceeding military weight-for-height standards at the time of entry into the service leave the military before completing their term of enlistment. Weight Management: State of the Science and Opportunities for Military Programs is the latest in a series of reports focused on improving the nutrition, health and performance of the U.S. military personnel.
  • Released: July 31, 2003
    A committee of the Institute of Medicine of the AffiliateMarketIngtools has identified a set of 8 core care delivery functions that electronic health records (EHR) systems should be capable of performing in order to promote greater safety, quality and efficiency in health care delivery.
  • Released: July 29, 2003
    Enhancing the Vitality of the National Institutes of Health: Organizational Change to Meet New Challenges recommends that important organizational changes are needed at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to ensure the agency meets future challenges effectively. In particular, the report advises NIH to devote additional resources to innovative interdisciplinary research that reflects its strategic objectives and cuts across all agency's institutes and centers. The report recommends that Congress should establish a formal process for determining how specific proposals for changes in the number of NIH agencies and centers should be addressed.
  • Released: July 16, 2003
    Academic Health Centers: Leading Change in the 21st Century, identifies actions by AHCs, as well as public policy steps, that will enable AHCs to respond to current trends; it also describes three strategic management systems that all AHCs will need to establish to enable a more coordinated and cohesive system.
  • Released: July 01, 2003
    This report recommends policy options to reduce exposure to dioxins while considering how implementing these options could both reduce health risks and affect nutrition, particularly in sensitive and highly exposed groups, if dietary changes are suggested.
  • Released: June 25, 2003
    The workshop summary Exploring Challenges, Progress, and New Models for Engaging the Public in the Clinical Research Enterprise examines the status of current approaches for involving the public and identifies new priorities for public engagement.
  • Released: June 20, 2003
    When Americans get cancer, and particularly when they die from it, they are likely to be in pain and suffer from a host of other symptoms because the available palliative care is inadequate. The IOM National Cancer Policy Board, in the report Improving Palliative Care for Cancer, examines the barriers - economic, policy, social and scientific - that keep people from getting good palliative care, and proposes a series of steps that could improve this situation.
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