This Viewpoint from the National Academy of Medicine’s 2016 Vital Directions initiative emphasizes the importance of refocusing some health policies toward addressing social and behavioral determinants of health and the potential effects of reducing health inequalities and improving the health and longevity of all people in the United States.
This Viewpoint discusses the narrowing life-expectancy gap between the US black and white populations and points out categories of disease and death that could further narrow the gap.
This Viewpoint discusses ways to increase the understanding of the influence of social determinants on health outcomes and provides a framework for the screening of patients.
In this Viewpoint the president of the National Academy of Medicine and colleagues describe the academy’s Vital Directions for Health and Health Care initiative to define evidence-based health policy opportunities and priorities in anticipation of a new US presidential administration.
This study uses deidentified US tax records to estimate race- and ethnicity-adjusted life expectancy at 40 years of age by household income percentile, sex, and geographic area, and to evaluate factors associated with differences in life expectancy.
This Viewpoint advocates for equitiable opportunity for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer to achieve equivalent outcomes for all US residents.
This Medical News & Perspectives article reports on maternity leave in the United States compared with other industrialized countries and how these practices affect the health of new mothers and their infants.