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News and Announcements

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


Announcement

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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IOM Guide to Recent Studies and Workshops on Pandemic Flu

Cases of the novel strain of H1N1 (Swine Origin [SO]) influenza that spread rapidly through Mexico in April 2009 now span the globe, and pandemic response plans are being activated to meet the threat to public health. This guide highlights action and information that could be useful for near-term implementation of pandemic planning and response.

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IOM President releases free electronic edition of The Swine Flu Affair, offering lessons from the 1976 swine flu scare

In response to the recent outbreak of swine flu in North America, Dr. Fineberg has released a new electronic edition of his report The Swine Flu Affair, dedicated to the memory of Richard Neustadt, and available for download by the public.

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Statement from the IOM Council on Vaccine Development

The IOM Council releases a statement on the urgent need for vaccine development in the United States.

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