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  • Breast Cancer and the Environment: The Scientific Evidence, Research Methodology, and Future Directions Consensus Study
    Each year nearly 200,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. At the request of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the IOM is examining evidence for environmental factors that may increase women’s risk for the...
  • Oral Health Access to Services Consensus Study
    An IOM committee will assess the current U.S. oral health system of care; explore its strengths, weaknesses and future challenges; describe a desired vision for the oral health care system; and recommend strategies to achieve that vision.
  • An Oral Health Initiative Consensus Study
    An ad hoc consensus committee will explore ways to increase public awareness of the relationship and importance of good oral health to good physical health; promote prevention and improve oral health literacy to health providers and the public; and...
  • Pediatric Health and Health Care Quality Measures Consensus Study
    An ad hoc study committee has been formed to provide guidance to Congress on the extent and quality of efforts to measure child health status and the quality of health care for children across the age span and in relation to preventive care,...
  • Standards for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines Consensus Study
    The committee will conduct a study to recommend standards for developing clinical practice guidelines and recommendations.
  • Standards for Systematic Reviews of Comparative Effectiveness Research Consensus Study
    An ad hoc committee will conduct a study to recommend methodologic standards for systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness research on health and health care.
  • Cancer Clinical Trials and the NCI Cooperative Group Program Consensus Study
    This IOM committee is reviewing the organization and operation of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cooperative Group Program and working on recommending ways to improve the quality of cancer clinical trials conducted by the Groups.
  • Regionalizing Emergency Care Stand Alone Workshop
    The Institute of Medicine convened policymakers and thought leaders from the emergency care field to discuss strategies for creating regionalized, accountable, and coordinated emergency care systems, as envisioned in the 2006 Future of Emergency...
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research Prioritization Consensus Study
    An ad hoc committee will conduct a study to recommend national priorities for comparative effectiveness research to be conducted or supported with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
  • The National Emergency Care Enterprise: A Workshop Stand Alone Workshop
    In 2006, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a series of three reports on the Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System. To examine the progress that has been made since that time, the IOM hosted a workshop on May 21-22, 2009...