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Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being & Resilience

The Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being & Resilience is a network of more than 60 organizations committed to reversing trends in clinician burnout. The Collaborative has three goals: 1) Improve baseline understanding of challenges to clinician well-being; 2) Raise the visibility of clinician stress and burnout; and 3) Elevate evidence-based, multidisciplinary solutions that will improve patient care by caring for the caregiver.

Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

The Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic is a public-private partnershipcomprised of government, communities, health systems, provider groups, payers, industry, nonprofits, academia, and more. The Collaborative is committed to sharing knowledge, aligning ongoing initiatives, and advancing collective, multisector solutions to improve outcomes for individuals, families, and communities affected by the opioid crisis.

Advancing Pandemic and Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Preparedness and Response

An International Committee will inform and facilitate efforts to advance global influenza pandemic preparedness. This International Committee will provide an iterative, interactive, multi-disciplinary, expert-informed process for assessing the global impact that capabilities, technologies, processes, and policies developed for COVID-19 could have on pandemic and seasonal influenza global preparedness and response, especially regarding vaccine development.

Grand Challenge on Climate Change, Human Health & Equity

Climate change represents one of the most significant threats to human health in the 21st century. The NAM developed an initiative to comprehensively assess the health risks of climate change and develop strategies to address both drivers and impacts.

Committee on Emerging Science, Technology, & Innovation (CESTI)

The committee will bring together experts in diverse fields to assess the landscape of emerging scientific advances and technologies in health and medicine and address the potential societal, ethical, legal, and workforce implications of such technologies, with the goal of developing a multi-sectoral governance policy framework.

The Culture of Health Program is a multiyear collaborative effort to identify strategies to create and sustain conditions that support equitable good health for all Americans. The program includes a series of consensus studies from the 911 Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, as well as public workshops, community events, and tools for stakeholders.

DC Public Health Case Challenge

The DC Public Health Case Challenge, an annual competition open to universities from the Washington, DC, area aims to promote interdisciplinary, problem-based learning around a public health issue that faces the local community.

Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Program

The Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Program increases the 911 Academy of Medicine’s engagement with exceptional early- to mid-career professionals working in biomedical science, health care delivery, health policy, and related fields.

Future of Nursing

A new study will extend the vision for the nursing profession into 2030 and chart a path for the nursing profession to help our nation create a culture of health, reduce health disparities, and improve the health and well-being of the U.S. population in the 21st century.

Global Health Risk Framework

The Ebola crisis in West Africa revealed dangerous deficiencies across global systems to prevent, prepare, and respond to infectious disease crises. To inform a more effective response in the future, the NAM convened the Commission on a Global Health Risk Framework for the Future—an independent, international group of experts in finance, governance, R&D, health systems, and the social sciences.

Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs

The NAM administers four national health policy fellowships and scholarship programs: the Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence; the NAM Fellowship; the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows;NAM Scholars in Diagnostic Excellence, and two international fellowships: the International Health Policy Fellowship and the NAM-HKU Fellowship in Global Health Leadership.

Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge

The Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge aims to build a worldwide movement to increase physical, mental, and social well-being for people as they age. The initiative will have two components: a prize competition to catalyze breakthrough innovations from any field, and an evidence-based report authored by an international commission.

This joint NAS-NAM initiative launched in 2015 to inform decision-making related to recent advances in human genome-editing research. The initiative includes two international summits as well as a consensus study on the scientific underpinnings of human genome-editing technologies, their potential use in biomedical research and medicine, and the clinical, ethical, legal, and social implications of their use.

Innovation to Incubation

Now disbanded, Innovation to Incubation was the umbrella program for the following initiatives: Birth to Age 8 Workforce: State Pathways to Implementation; Health Levers Across the Life Course; Timely Permanency for Children; and Social Justice and Health Equity.

Leadership Consortium for a Value & Science-Driven HealthSystem

The Leadership Consortium for a Value & Science-Driven Health System is a trusted venue for national leaders in health and health care to work toward a common commitment to effective, innovative care that consistently adds value to patients and society.Membersare leaders from core stakeholder communities committed to stewarding advances in science, value and culture necessary for a health system that continuously learns and improves in fostering healthier people.

Evidence Mobilization Action Collaborative

Digital Health Action Collaborative

Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Symposium

Through the generosity of the Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Foundation, the 911 Academy of Medicine hosts an annual discussion series to bring greater attention to critical health policy issues facing our country today.

Vital Directions for Health & Health Care

The NAM called onmore than 150 leading researchers, scientists, and policy makers from across the United States to provide expert guidance on19 priority issuesfor U.S. health policy. The resulting collection of expert papers is organized around three overarching goals for the United States: better health and well-being; high-value health care; and strong science and technology.

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