To assess the current understanding of the interaction of infectious disease threats with economic activity and suggest potential new areas of research, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine planned a 1.5-day public workshop on understanding the economics of microbial threats. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
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This proceedings is a summary of a NASEM workshop that focused on exploring barriers to accessing genomic/genetic services, the role of health systems in delivering equitable access, how providers can increase the availability of genetic/genomic services, and innovative solutions and models of success in reducing health care disparities related to genomic medicine.
Global Health Transitions and Sustainable Solutions: The Role of Partnerships: Proceedings of a WorkshopChristine Bachrach
To explore how public-private partnerships can ease transitions and offer sustainable solutions, the Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety held a workshop, planned by an ad hoc expert committee, on June 13-14, 2018 to examine these transitions and innovative models for sustainable solutions in the current global health context
On August 1 and 2, 2018, the Food Forum hosted a public workshop in Washington, DC, on sustainable diets, food, and nutrition. The workshop objectives were to review current and emerging knowledge on the concept of sustainable diets within the field of food and nutrition; explore sustainable diets and relevant impacts for cross-sector partnerships, policy, and research; and discuss how sustainable diets influence dietary patterns, the food system, and population and public health.
Feasibility of Addressing Environmental Exposure Questions Using Department of Defense Biorepositories: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief (2018)Christine Bachrach
To help determine the feasibility of using biorepositories to conduct research on environmental and occupational exposures experienced by service members, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a two-day workshop in June 2018. This publication briefly summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
To gain a better understanding of the health communication challenges among older adults and their professional and family caregivers and how those challenges affect the care older adults receive, the Roundtable on Health Literacy convened a 1-day public workshop which explored the effect of low health literacy on the health of older adults.
This report takes a case study approach using six diverse examples of science to policy translation generated by Scholars in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program from 2003 to 2016. Because the HSS program was discontinued in 2017, the Milbank Memorial Fund published these case studies in the hope that many audiences, including students, would use them to learn about the connection between research, decision making, and policy.
Add Health recently released the data file for Wave V Sample 1. The file contains data from 3,872 of the Wave V Sample 1 respondents. The respondents completed the survey between March 2016 and March 2017. Other files recently released by Add Health include: Parents Phase 2 (2015-2017); Polygenic Scores (constructed scores for 30 phenotypes Wave IV); Ambient Air Pollutants Data (365 daily exposure estimates of ambient air pollutants (Wave IV); Wave III Academic Transcript Social Studies and Civic Coursework (ATRCVC) Data; and Wave IV Modified Retail Food Environment (mRFEI) Data
The United States Mortality Database (USMDB) brings you the first clearly documented historical set of complete state-level life tables, updated to the latest year of available data, designed to foster research on geographic variations in mortality across the United States and to monitor trends in health inequalities. This data set currently includes complete and abridged life tables by sex for each of the US 9 Census Divisions, 4 Census Regions, 50 States and the District of Columbia, for each year since 1959 with mortality values up to age 110. The data are available for free to all interested upon registration.
Building the Science of Population Health: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program 2001–2016 and BeyondSue Bevan
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health & Society Scholars (HSS) program has just released a new report that summarizes how the program was carried out and highlights lessons learned based on 13 years of experience in producing interdisciplinary population health scientists.