Publications from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provide objective and straightforward advice to decision makers and the public. This site includes Health and Medicine Division (HMD) publications released after 1998. A complete list of HMD’s publications from its establishment in 1970 to the present is available as a PDF.
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The Intersection of Behavioral Health, Mental Health, and Health Literacy: Proceedings of a Workshop
Released: April 04, 2019
On July 18, 2018, a workshop titled The Intersection of Behavioral Health, Mental Health, and Health Literacy, was held in Washington, DC, was to explore issues associated with effective communication with individuals with mental or behavioral health issues and to identify ways in which health literacy approaches can facilitate communication.
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Save Lives
Released: March 20, 2019
Medications for opioid use disorder (OUD) save lives. Yet most people with OUD in the United States receive no treatment at all, and only a fraction of those who do receive medications for OUD.
Dietary Reference Intakes for Sodium and Potassium
Released: March 05, 2019
Potassium and sodium are interrelated, essential nutrients that play vital roles in the body to maintain physiological homeostasis. Both nutrients have been linked to risk of chronic disease, particularly cardiovascular disease. Additionally, a possible association of sodium intake with other adverse health outcomes has been suggested. The coexistence of essentiality with a relationship to adverse health effects, including chronic disease, called for a new approach to establishing intake recommendations for potassium and sodium within the context of the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs).
A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty
Released: February 28, 2019
This new consensus study report from the Board on Children, Youth, and Families concludes that poverty causes negative outcomes for children, especially if it occurs in early childhood or persists through a large part of childhood.
Health System Interventions to Prevent Firearms Injuries and Death: Proceedings of a Workshop
Released: February 28, 2019
Firearm injuries and death are a serious public health concern in the United States that place a burden on individuals, communities, and health care systems. At the suggestion of Kaiser Permanente, and with the support of both Kaiser Permanente and the American Hospital Association, the Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop that examined the roles that health systems can play in addressing the epidemic of firearm violence in the United States.
Examining the Impact of Real-World Evidence on Medical Product Development: Proceedings of a Workshop Series
Released: February 06, 2019
The Forum convened a three-part workshop series, sponsored by the FDA, examining how real-world evidence development and uptake could enhance medical product development and evaluation. The workshops advanced discussions and common knowledge about complex issues relating to the generation and use of real-world evidence, including fostering development and implementation of the science and technology of real-world evidence generation and utilization.