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To Improve Human Health: A History of the Institute of Medicine
Institute of Medicine, Catherine E. Woteki and Paul R. Thomas, eds., Eat for Life: The Food and Nutrition Board's Guide to Reducing Your Risk of Chronic Disease (Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1992), pp. iii, 6, 29; Institute of Medicine, Nutrition During Pregnancy and Lactation: An Implementation Guide (Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1992).
Institute of Medicine, Annual Report 1991 (Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press), p. 49.
I am grateful to Mike Edington for supplying me with information on these matters.
This account of the IOM's strategic planning activities relies on documents in the files of IOM President Kenneth Shine, some of which are not yet available to researchers. Institute of Medicine, "Action Plan, 1993," approved by IOM Council on November 15, 1993.
"IOM Strategic Planning Activity, Conference Call with Foundation Officials," June 25, 1997, Shine Files.
"IOM Strategic Planning Activity, Meeting with Association Executives," March 6, 1997, Shine Files.
"IOM Strategic Planning Activity, Meeting with Health Reporters," March 13, 1997, Shine Files.
"Summary of Discussion," Blue Sky Dinners, April 1, 1997, and April 8, 1997, Shine Files.
Institute of Medicine, "Revised Mission, Goals, Objectives, Strategies—1997 Strategic Planning Effort," approved by the IOM Council October 21, 1997, Shine Files.
"What Is IOM Doing About Health Reform?" IOM News, Volume 1, Issue 2 (March/April 1993), p. 1; Kenneth Shine, remarks at 1993 annual meeting, typescript obtained from IOM offices.
"What Is IOM Doing About Health Reform?"
Kenneth Shine's remarks at 1994 annual meeting, typescript, privately held by the IOM; "Protecting and Improving the Quality of Care Should Be a Key Element in Health Reform," IOM News, Volume 2, Issue 4 (July/August 1994), p. 1.
Institute of Medicine, "Steering Committee on America's Health in Transition: The IOM Special Initiative on Protecting and Improving Quality of Health and Health Care," March 15, 1994, Shine Files.
Copies of reports and examples of each of these undertakings are available in a specially prepared notebook, Institute of Medicine, "Special Initiative on Health Care Quality," updated October 1997, Shine Files.
John Cooper, Interview with Harvey Sopolsky, Sproull Committee Files, Accession 89-013-5, IOM Records.