Posts tagged "Institute of Medicine"

Report: Americans die sooner, are less healthy than in ‘peer’ countries

The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world, but it is far from the healthiest.

IOM conference: Public health key to stemming infectious disease

Public health and medical research accentuate each other’s strengths, health leaders concurred at a conference hosted by the Institute of Medicine on Tuesday that looked at progress made against infectious disease.

Transforming the public health system: What are we learning?

In a new Institute of Medicine commentary out today, APHA's Dr. Georges Benjamin outlines how the Affordable Care Act presents many opportunities for transforming the delivery of essential public health services and for improving population health.

IOM report: When prevention is necessary

Prevention is the foundation of public health. Achieving it, however, “requires investments with benefits that might not be realized for many years,” says a new study from an Institute of Medicine committee.

High rates of substance abuse among military impetus behind new report

The Institute of Medicine released a new report today detailing a set of evidence-based recommendations on improving prevention, screening and intervention practices of substance use disorders among members of the military.

IOM: Mental health and substance use ‘crisis’ among US seniors; boost in workforce needed

The rising number of American adults ages 65 and older + an inadequate health workforce = a rising number of adults who will not receive proper care.