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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: November 19, 2002
    In response to a request from the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Institute of Medicine convened a committee to identify possible demonstration projects that might be implemented in 2003, with the hope of yielding models for broader health system reform within a few years.
  • Released: November 11, 2002
    The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century reviews the nation's public health capabilities and presents a comprehensive framework for how the government public health agencies, working with multiple partners from the public and private sectors as an intersectoral public health system, can better assure the health of communities.
  • Released: November 04, 2002
    U.S. public health workers need additional training to meet new challenges posed by globalization, medical advances and an aging and increasingly diverse population, says a new report, titled Who Will Keep the Public Healthy? Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century.
  • Released: November 01, 2002
    At a workshop sponsored by the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine in June 2001, titled Rebuilding the Unity of Health and the Environment in the Southeastern United States, representatives from a variety of fields worked together to address issues of health and environment specific to the southeastern region. This workshop, one in a series of regional workshops sponsored by the Roundtable, was initiated based on the view that for a long time the world of environment, environmental regulation, environmental control, and engineering had moved in one direction, while the world of health had moved in another.
  • Released: October 30, 2002
    Leadership by Example explores how the federal government can leverage its unique position as regulator, purchaser, provider, and research sponsor to improve care throughout the nation's health care system.
  • Released: October 22, 2002
    The committee concluded in this report that because epidemiologic studies of groups of people who received the polio vaccine during 1955-1963 are sufficiently flawed the evidence was inadequate to conclude whether or not the contaminated polio vaccine caused cancer.
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