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  • National Academy of Medicine » The Cost-Effectiveness of Clinical Sequencing
    of seven individually authored commentaries that explores the evidence needed to support the use of genome sequencing in the clinic examines the major components of the economic value of clinical sequencing and outlines research and policy needs for understanding the overall cost effectiveness of next generation sequencing Read more by topic Public Health Note The views expressed in this Perspective are those of the author s and not necessarily of

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Improved Population Health Through More Dynamic Public Health and Health Care System Collaboration
    to improve a population s health in a significant and sustained way there must be clear direction commitment and effective collaboration between the many entities that provide care or engage in community improvement Effective collaborations can make positive strides in addressing the social determinants of health which affect population health Hospitals play a significant role in care delivery from basic attention to the most sophisticated interventions but certainly all organizations want to provide the highest quality services to the populations they serve State health departments can play an important role in driving what hospitals are doing convening this collaboration and facilitating success at the local level This perspective discusses challenges and barriers that state and local partners face related to collaborating on the above needs assessments as well as examples of successful state strategies that can overcome these barriers Read more by topic Coverage and Access Health Care Workforce Health Services Public Health Select Populations and Health Disparities Note The views expressed in this Perspective are those of the author s and not necessarily of the author s organizations or of the National Academy of Medicine NAM The Perspective is intended to help inform and stimulate discussion It has not

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Coverage and Access
    Learnings to Shape the Future of Health Care As health plans hospitals doctors and others work together to transform U S health care into a system that delivers greater value to all Americans we are increasingly partnering to design and implement new models of care that yield consistently higher quality while stemming costs Read More December 06 2013 by Rowena Gono 0 Comment Coverage and Access Quality and Patient Safety Select Populations and Health Disparities Building the Science for a Population Health Movement In this discussion paper Adler and colleagues argue that research and action must go hand in hand in the movement for population health improvement Their paper traces the integrative and rapidly evolving nature of recent developments in the field with increasing collaboration acros Read More December 03 2013 by Keenan Faulkner 0 Comment Coverage and Access Health Services Public Health Opportunity Knocks Population Health in State Innovation Models In this discussion paper the authors describe an emerging opportunity for reorienting the way we pay for health in the United States toward a greater focus on the non clinical factors that make people healthy such as the social and environmental conditions in places where people liv Read More August 21 2013 by Rowena Gono 0 Comment Coverage and Access Environmental Health Global Health Health Metrics Public Health Let s Ask 4 Questions for Consumers and Providers About Health Insurance Good health is important for our work our play and our everyday lives There are many things we can do to maintain good health but sometimes we need medical care to help keep us from getting sick or help us get better when we are sick or injured Medical care is expensive so havin Read More June 25 2013 by Rowena Gono 0 Comment Affordable Care Act Coverage and

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Health Services
    Health Care Workforce Health Services Public Health Select Populations and Health Disparities Unique Opportunities and Challenges in Implementing Family Focused Interventions for Children with Developmental Disorders The Institute of Medicine IOM and National Research Council NRC established the Forum on Promoting Children s Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Health to engage leaders from academia government professional organizations and philanthropy in dialogue about how to build a stro Read More July 10 2014 by Rowena Gono 0 Comment Children Coverage and Access Health Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Youth and Families Building the Science for a Population Health Movement In this discussion paper Adler and colleagues argue that research and action must go hand in hand in the movement for population health improvement Their paper traces the integrative and rapidly evolving nature of recent developments in the field with increasing collaboration acros Read More December 03 2013 by Keenan Faulkner 0 Comment Coverage and Access Health Services Public Health Amplifying the Voice of the Underserved in the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act In April 2013 in collaboration with the Connecticut Health Foundation the Institute of Medicine s IOM s Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities convened a public workshop with community leaders and health policy makers on the implicat Read More June 21 2013 by Keenan Faulkner 0 Comment Coverage and Access Health Services Public Health Choosing Wisely Grounded in Physician Professionalism According to the Institute of Medicine report Best Care at Lower Cost The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America as much as 750 billion or 30 percent of health care expenditures may be wasted including a substantial share from services that are not necessary or appro Read More June 14 2013 by Keenan Faulkner 0 Comment Coverage and Access

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Select Populations and Health Disparities
    Health Select Populations and Health Disparities Using a Population Health Driver Diagram to Support Health Care and Public Health Collaboration In its report The Future of the Public s Health in the 21st Century the Institute of Medicine IOM calls for significant movement in building a new generation of intersectoral partnerships that draw on the perspectives and resources of diverse communities and actively engage them i Read More February 04 2015 by Straton Mwashighadi 0 Comment Public Health Select Populations and Health Disparities An Example of Effecting Change Through Community Movement Building and Scaling Up Low income people in this country are mired in a constant and unremitting fog of stress This chronic stress is driven by housing insecurity food insecurity fear of crime unemployment exposure to pollution and poor education often collectively conceptualized as the social determi Read More December 09 2014 by Rowena Gono 0 Comment Community Health Public Health Select Populations and Health Disparities Diversity 5 0 A Way Forward We are now at a time point in American History where diversity is about to enter its second generation of activity Its etiology and progression have been eloquently reviewed by Dr Marc Nivet in his paper Diversity 3 0 Nivet 2011 There he applied an IBM model to describe how ou Read More August 01 2014 by Rowena Gono 0 Comment Select Populations and Health Disparities Value Based Care Learnings to Shape the Future of Health Care As health plans hospitals doctors and others work together to transform U S health care into a system that delivers greater value to all Americans we are increasingly partnering to design and implement new models of care that yield consistently higher quality while stemming costs Read More December 06 2013 by Rowena Gono 0 Comment Coverage and Access Quality and

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Opportunities to Improve Population Health by Integrating Governmental Public Health and Health Care Delivery: Lessons from the ASTHO Million Hearts Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative
    E Jarris February 06 2015 Download PDF As public health and health care leaders embrace the challenge of improving population health they can learn much from successful models of health system change at the local state and national levels However it is essential that they examine not only the components of success but the barriers to sustaining and spreading successful models of population health improvement through the integration of public health and health care delivery This paper examines lessons learned from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials ASTHO 10 state quality improvement learning collaborative on hypertension an example of an adaptable format for sustainable population health improvement Although this learning collaborative specifically focuses on improving hypertension identification and control the lessons learned can work for multiple health conditions and apply to a variety of population health improvement projects Read more by topic Health Care Workforce Health Services Public Health Select Populations and Health Disparities Note The views expressed in this Perspective are those of the author s and not necessarily of the author s organizations or of the National Academy of Medicine NAM The Perspective is intended to help inform and stimulate discussion It has not been subjected

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Public Health
    More February 04 2015 by Straton Mwashighadi 0 Comment Public Health Using a Population Health Driver Diagram to Support Health Care and Public Health Collaboration In its report The Future of the Public s Health in the 21st Century the Institute of Medicine IOM calls for significant movement in building a new generation of intersectoral partnerships that draw on the perspectives and resources of diverse communities and actively engage them i Read More February 04 2015 by Straton Mwashighadi 0 Comment Public Health Select Populations and Health Disparities Clinical Utility Informing Treatment Decisions by Changing the Paradigm Next generation sequencing has provided significant insight into the basic biology of cancer allowing for the development of new targeted therapeutics and the identification of biomarkers that can direct treatment course However the evidence needed to demonstrate that next generati Read More January 29 2015 by Straton Mwashighadi 0 Comment Public Health Analytic Validity of Genomic Testing The advent of genome sequencing has changed our fundamental understanding of the underlying basis of disease It has opened up new avenues for diagnosing disorders provided new targets and pathways for both drug and diagnostic development efforts and has allowed us to treat individu Read More January 15 2015 by Straton Mwashighadi 0 Comment Public Health Health Literacy Principles Guidance for Making Information Understandable Useful and Navigable Research documents that most people in the United States cannot understand or use the complex information needed for managing their health and effectively using health care services We believe it is critical to take a health literate approach to solving this problem that is to alig Read More December 22 2014 by Sarah 0 Comment Public Health Why We Need Climate Health and Equity in All Policies Climate change health equity social and environmental justice sustainability These are each

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Public Health
    Loop Why We Need to Invest and Reinvest in Prevention In their discussion paper Cohen and Iton propose a sustainable model for funding prevention strategies The authors describe how the state of California used the 2 4 billion revenue generated from cigarette taxes from 1989 to 2008 to fund tobacco control programs to reduce smoking Read More September 09 2014 by Rowena Gono 0 Comment Public Health Pervasive Bias An Obstacle to Obesity Solutions In the ongoing work on critical issues in obesity the neglected problem of societal bias stigma and discrimination toward individuals with obesity impedes progress toward evidence based solutions Much of this bias and discrimination stems from negative stereotypes that persons wit Read More September 08 2014 by Straton Mwashighadi 0 Comment Public Health Essential Stewardship Priorities for Academic Health Systems In Essential Stewardship Priorities for Academic Health Systems the CEOs of five leading academic centers BJC HealthCare Duke University Medical Center Henry Ford Health System Partners HealthCare System and UCLA Health System draw from experiences built on Read More September 02 2014 by Rowena Gono 0 Comment Academic Health Systems Biomedical and Health Research Health Care Workforce Public Health Connecting Culture Land and Family to Health Reflections on a Workshop Advancing Health Equity for Native American Youth An elder s blessing began the workshop hosted by the Institute of Medicine s IOM s Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities and it was critical in grounding the entire day While we did not know the meaning of his words spoken with pas Read More August 12 2014 by Straton Mwashighadi 0 Comment Public Health Climate Change Poses Serious Risks to U S Health Care System During July 1995 Chicago was gripped by a heat wave that still ranks as one

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