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News and Announcements

The latest news from HMD, including information about new reports, activities, meetings, and other noteworthy events.


Announcement

Institute of Medicine Receives $2 Million Gift to Strengthen Its Mission

The IOM has received a $2 million gift to establish the Leonard D. Schaeffer Fund and create an endowed executive officer position. IOM's current executive officer, Judy A. Salerno, has been named the first individual to hold the position.

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Six Health Professionals Selected for Competitive Health Policy Fellowship Program

The IOM and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have selected six health professionals as the 2010-2011 RWJF Health Policy Fellows. The fellows will spend a year working in the executive branch or a congressional office with key responsibilities for health legislation and programs.

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New Technologies to Improve Health Demonstrated at HHS and IOM Forum

Against a backdrop of new websites and other innovative product demonstrations, Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Harvey Fineberg, president of the Institute of Medicine, today launched the next phase of the Community Health Data Initiative -- a public-private collaboration to turn health data into products that can improve people's health.

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IOM President Harvey V. Fineberg Will Chair International Review Panel on H1N1 Influenza and the International Health Regulations

IOM President Harvey V. Fineberg was elected chairman of an international panel charged with assessing the global response to the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, including the performance of the World Health Organization.

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Nominations Open for the 2010 Lienhard Award and Sarnat Prize

The IOM is now accepting nominations for the Gustav O. Lienhard Award and the Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health. The Lienhard Award recognizes individuals for outstanding achievement in improving health care services in the United States. The Sarnat Prize recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations for outstanding achievement in improving mental health. Nominations will be accepted through May 7, 2010.

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IOM Reports Provide Science-Based Foundation for Efforts to Curb Childhood Obesity

The IOM has provided the evidence for steps and strategies that can work to reduce the nation's rate of childhood obesity in a series of reports reviewing various facets of obesity prevention. The IOM's study results underscore that preventing childhood obesity requires a multifaceted effort that involves multiple responsible parties -- health care providers, parents, schools, local, state, and federal government officials, and the food and beverage industries -- working in concert to be successful.

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Twelve Tips to Take Charge of Your Health, from the IOM President

IOM President Harvey Fineberg shares his top 12 tips for taking charge of your health.

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IOM Considers Front-of-Package Food Labeling

As a first step toward clearing up consumer confusion about food labeling and in response to a congressional directive, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration have asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to undertake a review of “front-of-package” nutrition rating systems and symbols. An IOM committee will begin by focusing on the nutrition criteria underlying the rating systems, and considering the purpose and overall merits of these types of programs.

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Health Reform Beyond Health Insurance

IOM President Dr. Harvey Fineberg discusses the future of health insurance in a reformed system in his annual address to IOM members.

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IOM Launches Website for Ending the Tobacco Problem

The Institute of Medicine has launched a website aimed at providing additional information for community coalitions looking to take action.

Report at a Glance

  • Report Brief (PDF)
  • Report Brief: Federal Government (PDF)
  • Report Brief : Health Care Industry (PDF)
  • Report Brief: State and Local Governments (PDF)
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