New NAM Initiative – Vital Directions for Health and Health Care

VD-MC-Logo-Final-300x300A new National Academy of Medicine initiative is assembling the opinions of more than 100 experts to identify the health care needs of the nation to help guide health policymakers and other leaders. A recent Viewpoint in JAMA authored by NAM President Victor J. Dzau, NAM Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer J. Michael McGinnis, and initiative co-chair Mark McClellan of Duke University provides an overview of the series’ 19 papers.

Read more about the policy initiative here.

On September 26 in Washington, DC, the NAM will host a public symposium, Vital Directions for Health & Health Care: A National Conversation, to discuss policy directions proposed in these papers, identify outstanding questions, and explore cross-cutting opportunities. Discussions at the Symposium will help inform a final publication authored by members of the steering committee containing streamlined information and clear priorities for the incoming administration, as well as other policy makers and the public.

Further details are outlined on the National Academies News page:

Discussion papers – Copies of the discussion papers will be available noon on Monday, September 19th.

Symposium – The symposium will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 26 at the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. The agenda is available here.