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  • National Academy of Medicine » Featured Perspective
    policies many schools struggle with implementation due to competing priorities and lack of resources or policy knowledge In the face of these barriers researchers policy makers health officials and the public have identified families communities and schools as key areas to focus on to address Latino obesity Through the work of programs such as Salud America The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children which works to showcase examples of grassroots level healthy changes in Latino communities culturally relevant evidenced based strategies and program have successfully improved built environments and increased activity opportunities in Latino communities From a built environment perspective shared use agreements have been helpful at increasing accessibility to safe and free public places in Latino communities across the country For example large communities in California and rural cities like Alice TX have successfully implemented shared use agreements to improve access to schools and play grounds with the support of passionate parents and community members In schools culturally relevant structured school programs have demonstrated success in increasing physical activity among Latino children and their families The Míranos program in Head Start centers in San Antonio TX improved parents teachers and children s knowledge of the benefits of healthy eating and physical activity Utah researchers incorporated active video games in physical education PE classes and increased Latino youth activity Providing Latina teens with the tools needed to advocate for change city pools in New Britain CT were reopened and an out of school PE credit recovery program was implemented through the local YWCA As strategies for improving physical activity become more innovative it is critical to make them culturally relevant for Latinos Despite the many physical activity barriers for Latinos strategies showing promise for in creasing physical activity in Latino communities tend to include

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  • National Academy of Medicine » From the Academies
    results in almost instantaneous loss of consciousness and collapse Following a cardiac arrest each minute without treatment decreases the likelihood of survival with good neurologic and functional outcomes Thus the consequences of delayed action can have profound and in many cases avoidable ramifications for individuals families and communities The Institute of Medicine conducted a study on the current status of and future opportunities to improve cardiac arrest treatment and outcomes

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Venues » NAS Building
    July 28 29 2015 at the National Academy of Sciences building located at 2101 Constitution Avenue NW in Washington DC The meeting will be entirely closed on July 28 but will be open to the public on July 29 from 9 am to 1 pm The objectives of the open session on July 29 include the following The International Oversight Group will present the Statement of Task to the Commission and make clarifications if needed An expert panel will address issues of governance finance resilient health systems and medical products research and development when responding to infectious disease outbreaks of international concern at the global regional national and local levels The Commission will consider the different perspectives presented as they develop the approach for this study An agenda will be available soon For more information email GHRFCommission nas edu NAM Annual Meeting 18 October 2015 Venue NAS Building The theme of this year s annual meeting is Aging Complexities Opportunities and Impacts on Society The keynote address will be delivered by Laura Carstensen Fairleigh S Dickinson Jr Professor in Public Policy and Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and Founding Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity NAM President Victor

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Giving Opportunities
    most Donate to the NAM Annual Fund The Harvey V Fineberg Impact Fund The Harvey V Fineberg Impact Fund named in honor of the seventh president of the Institute of Medicine was established to confront the immense challenges of health care delivery cost research outcomes and education Gifts to this fund will help to Advance Initiatives spearhead studies on controversial and complex issues that government and other institutions are not able or willing to support Create Partnerships establish and sustain meaningful partnerships for action and innovative use of media to reach and educate the public about ways to protect and enhance their own health Communicate Findings effectively translate and communicate our recommendations to populations who stand to benefit most Donate to the Harvey V Fineberg Impact Fund Endowment Gifts to the NAM endowment provide the organization with enduring capital to help anticipate and answer pressing questions about health and health care Investment income from the endowment is used to initiate NAM activities in response to urgent health matters in the United States and abroad Anniversary Fellows The Anniversary Fellows Program created in 2005 to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the IOM provides talented early career health science scholars with an

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Donor Societies
    and the Keck Center in Washington DC Presented with a replica of the famous Albert Einstein memorial located on the grounds of the NAS Building Acknowledged as Einstein Society members in the NAM Annual Report and the NAS Report of the Treasurer The NAM Society recognizes members and friends of the NAM whose cumulative giving totals 20 000 to 100 000 In honor of their contributions NAM Society members are Recognized on permanent donor walls at the historic National Academy of Sciences Building and the Keck Center in Washington DC Acknowledged as NAM Society members in the NAM Annual Report and the NAS Report of the Treasurer Annual Giving The NAM s Annual Giving Societies recognize members and friends of the NAM who contribute gifts or pledges of 1 000 or more during the calendar year In honor of their philanthropy these donors are recognized in the NAM Annual Report and the NAS Report of the Treasurer Membership is based on the following annual giving levels Catalyst Society 10 000 or more Rosette Society 5 000 to 9 999 Challenge Society 2 500 to 4 999 Charter Society 1 000 to 2 499 Planned Giving The Heritage Society celebrates members

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  • National Academy of Medicine » The Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health
    is not limited to the neurosciences psychology social work public health nursing psychiatry economics law and other disciplines as well as perspectives from those in non profit organizations and foundations among others 2014 Recipient Vikram Patel FMedSci Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Public Health Foundation of India View press release Past Recipients 2013 William T Carpenter M D Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology University of Maryland School of Medicine Maryland Psychiatric Research Center View press release 2012 Huda Akil Ph D Stanley J Watson M D Ph D Co Directors Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute University of Michigan Ann Arbor 2011 William E Bunney M D Distinguished Professor Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior University of California Irvine School of Medicine Ellen Frank Ph D Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry Professor of Psychology Department of Psychiatry University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 2010 Eric J Nestler M D Ph D Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience and Chair Department of Neuroscience Director Friedman Brain Institute Mount Sinai School of Medicine Charles P O Brien M D Ph D Kenneth Appel Professor Vice Chair of Psychiatry University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 2009 David Mechanic Ph D University Professor and René Dubos Professor of Behavioral Sciences Director Institute for Health Health Care Policy and Aging Research Rutgers University 2008 Paul R McHugh M D University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Professor of Mental Health Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 2007 Beatrix Hamburg M D David Hamburg M D DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholars Department of Psychiatry Weill Cornell Medical College 2006 Jack D Barchas M D Chairman Department of Psychiatry Weill Cornell Medical College 2005 Floyd E Bloom M D Chairman CEO and Chief Scientific Officer Neurome Inc 2004 Albert

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Gustav O. Lienhard Award
    improve health care quality and safety 2011 Jerold F Lucey M D University Scholar and Distinguished Professor in Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics University of Vermont College of Medicine for investigating and applying life saving medical technologies and procedures to the care of premature infants 2010 Joseph A Califano Jr LL B Founder and Chairman National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse Columbia University for his leadership in catalyzing federal action to curb smoking and his broader efforts to reduce the toll of addiction and substance abuse as well as for his contributions to improving public health in general 2009 Thomas E Starzl M D Ph D Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Director Emeritus Thomas E Starzl Transplantation Institute for his foundational role in pioneering and advancing transplantation science 2008 John E Wennberg M D M P H Peggy Y Thomson Chair for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences Founder and Director Emeritus Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice for his leading role in reshaping the U S health care system to focus on objective evidence and outcomes rather than physician preference as the basis for treatment decisions and for his efforts to empower patients with greater input on decisions about their own care 2007 Howard H Hiatt M D Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School for improving the performance of personal health services in the United States and around the world 2006 Aaron T Beck M D University Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus University of Pennsylvania President Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research for developing the theory and practice of cognitive therapy that benefited nearly 5 million people in the United States and millions worldwide 2005 Robert H Brook M D Sc D Vice President and Director RAND Health Professor of Medicine and Health Services Center for Health Sciences University of California Los Angeles for his dedication and commitment to improving the effectiveness of health care services and shaping the discourse on health care policy 2004 Kenneth W Kizer M D M P H President and CEO National Quality Forum for his transformation of the veterans health care system to a model system of patient safety innovation and quality care 2003 B Jaye Anno Ph D Bernard P Harrison J D Co founders National Commission on Correctional Health Care for profound improvements in the public health and humanity of the medical systems for the incarcerated 2002 Kathryn E Barnard Ph D R N Director Center on Infant Mental Health and Development University of Washington for developing evidence based assessment and parent education protocols that are used worldwide and have revolutionized clinical practice with infants and their parents T Berry Brazelton M D President and Chairman Brazelton Foundation Inc for changing the understanding of infants children and child development during the last century and the development of the Neonatal Behavior Assessment Scale 2001 Ruth Watson Lubic R N C N M Ed D President and Co CEO District of Columbia Developing Families Center for pioneering

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Walsh McDermott Medal
    M D Ph D J P Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry Duke University Medical Center Past Recipients 2013 Donald M Berwick M D Former President and CEO Institute for Healthcare Improvement Former Administrator Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services 2012 Haile T Debas M D Director UC Global Health Institute Senior Global Health Advisor UC San Francisco Founding Executive Director Global Health Sciences Former Chancellor and Dean Emeritus University of California San Francisco 2011 Robert B Wallace M D Irene Ensminger Stecher Professor of Epidemiology and Internal Medicine Department of Epidemiology College of Public Health The University of Iowa 2010 David R Challoner M D Vice President for Health Affairs Emeritus University of Florida 2009 Don E Detmer M D Professor Emeritus and Professor of Medical Education Department of Public Health Sciences University of Virginia School of Medicine 2008 Gilbert S Omenn M D Ph D Professor of Medicine Genetics and Public Health Center for Computational Medicine and Biology University of Michigan Medical School 2007 Jack D Barchas M D Barklie McKee Henry Professor and Chair Department of Psychiatry Weill Medical College of Cornell University Psychiatrist in Chief Weill Cornell Medical Center 2006 Elena O Nightingale M D Ph D Scholar in

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