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  • National Academy of Medicine » Why We Need a Health Literacy Association
    organization has the potential to enhance the careers of health literacy researchers and practitioners as well as nurture the field s future by providing a global resource for educational and professional development Read more by topic Public Health 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

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2015-why-we-need-a-health-literacy-association/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » Clinical Utility: Informing Treatment Decisions by Changing the Paradigm
    improve outcomes can be challenging for test developers and laboratories to generate This discussion paper the third of seven individually authored commentaries that explores the evidence needed to support the use of genome sequencing in the clinic examines the challenges involved in and opportunities for demonstrating the clinical utility of a next generation sequencing based test Read more by topic Public Health Note The views expressed in this Perspective are

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2015-clinical-utility-informing-treatment-decisions-by-changing-the-paradigm/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » Analytic Validity of Genomic Testing
    can have a high false positive rate and interpretation of the information remains one of the greatest challenges This discussion paper one of seven individually authored commentaries that explores the evidence needed to support the use of genome sequencing in the clinic examines the challenges involved in and opportunities for demonstrating the analytic validity of a next generation sequencing based test Read more by topic Public Health Note The views

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2014-analytic-validity-of-genomic-testing/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » Health Literacy Principles: Guidance for Making Information Understandable, Useful, and Navigable
    the past two decades we worked to advance research teaching and practices that systematically address improving health literacy In this piece we offer a synthesis of the principles we follow to create health information that is better aligned with the skills and abilities of those using that information We then offer links to examples of materials where these principles guided the development and presentation of information Read more by topic

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2014-health-literacy-principles-guidance-for-making-information-understandable-useful-and-navigable/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » Why We Need Climate, Health, and Equity in All Policies
    great People in the United States and around the world are already experiencing the effects of climate change These effects will increase as the global and local impacts of climate change worsen At the same time increasing levels of social inequality heighten persistent and unacceptable health inequities Climate change will even further exacerbate health inequities Read more by topic Environmental Health Public Health Note The views expressed in this Perspective

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2014-why-we-need-climate-health-and-equity-in-all-policies/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » How Much Do Healthy Communities Cost?
    at scale would look like and what it would take to get there At a recent Institute of Medicine IOM roundtable workshop on resources for population health improvement I was asked for an on the spot dollar estimate to provide full coverage for critical community development supports to help vulnerable children and families achieve better health and economic mobility Read more by topic Public Health Note The views expressed in

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2014-how-much-do-healthy-communities-cost/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » The Significance of Data Harmonization for Credentialing Research
    care organizations patients and clinicians researchers must have access to data that are standardized accessible and up to date as well as defined and consistently structured Additionally data must report on organizations and individuals with and without credentials or credentialing programs This paper briefly summarizes the role of informatics in building a credentialing research infrastructure and in addressing key issues involved in securing managing and using data and information associated

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2014-the-significance-of-data-harmonization-for-credentialing-research/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » A Health Literacy Fable for Tomorrow: Help the World Be Healthy with Health Literacy
    free and varied Children adults and senior citizens were often seen exercising with broad smiles on their faces Along the roads local cooks prepared and sold wholesome foods and created livable incomes People often walked to work and worked with little stress or conflict with their colleagues or their competitors Education was free and highly valued Read more by topic Public Health Note The views expressed in this Perspective are

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2014-a-health-literacy-fable-for-tomorrow-help-the-world-be-healthy-with-health-literacy/ (2015-07-15)
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