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: October 11, 2002
This report provides comments on the USDA's draft risk assessment of the public-health impact of the microbial pathogen E. coli O157:H7 in ground beef.
Released: October 04, 2002
The terrorist attacks in the fall 2001 have renewed concerns about possible outbreaks of smallpox resulting from its use as a biological weapon. In response, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reviewed and updated its primary strategy for control and containment of smallpox in the event of an outbreak and the government is increasing the amount of available vaccine. Convened at the request of the CDC, this report summarizes the discussions of a one-day conference on the scientific, clinical, and procedural aspects of various smallpox vaccination strategies regarding who should be vaccinated and when.
Released: October 03, 2002
Broader federal oversight is needed to ensure that all people who take part in research studies, regardless of whether they are publicly or privately funded, have the same necessary protections for their health and well-being, says the report, Responsible Research: A Systems Approach to Protecting Research Participants.
Released: September 27, 2002
Research has extensively documented the pervasiveness of racial and ethnic disparities in health care. In 1999, as part of a national effort to eliminate health care disparities, Congress required the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to produce an annual report to be called the National Healthcare Disparitites Report (NHDR). In this report, titled Guidance for the National Healthcare Disparities Report, an IOM committee was asked to provide guidance to AHRQ to help fulfill the potential of the NHDR.
Released: September 20, 2002
This report, Setting the Course, summarizes the 1-day Texas workshop, the second in a series of four regional meetings organized by IOM to explore the implications of the IOM findings and recommendations from the IOM report, Calling the Shots: Immunization Finance Policies and Practices ).
Released: September 18, 2002
Health Insurance Is a Family Matter is the third of a series of six reports on the problems of uninsurance in the United States and addresses the impact on the family of not having health insurance. The report examines the consequences for family health, financial stability, and general well-being. In the report, the Committee concludes that the financial, physical, and emotional well-being of all members of a family may be adversely affected if any family member lacks coverage. .