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The U.S. Oral Health Workforce in the Coming Decade:Workshop Summary

Access to oral health services is a problem for all segments of the U.S. population, and especially problematic for vulnerable populations, such as rural and underserved populations. The many challenges to improving access to oral health services include the lack ...

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Resident Duty Hours:Enhancing Sleep, Supervision, and Safety

Medical residents in hospitals are often required to be on duty for long hours. In 2003 the organization overseeing graduate medical education adopted common program requirements to restrict resident workweeks, including limits to an average of 80 hours over 4 ...

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Military Medical Ethics:Issues Regarding Dual Loyalties: Workshop Summary

Dual loyalties exist in many medical fields, from occupational health to public health. Military health professionals, as all health professionals, are ethically responsible for their patients' well-being. In some situations, however, military health professionals can face unique ethical tensions between ...

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Assessing the United States Institute of Peace Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is an independent, nonpartisan, national institution established and funded by the U.S. Congress. The goals of the USIP are to help prevent and resolve violent international conflicts; promote post-conflict stability and development; and ...

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Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce

As the first of the nation’s 78 million baby boomers begin reaching age 65 in 2011, they will face a health care workforce that is too small and woefully unprepared to meet their specific health needs.

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The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Lecture 2007: Transforming Today's Health Care Workforce to Meet Tomorrow's Demands

In 1988, a new outreach program was launched at the Institute of Medicine. Through the generosity of the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation, a lecture series was established to bring to greater attention some of the critical health policy issues ...

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Future of Emergency Care Set

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) introduces the Future of Emergency Care series set, a three-book series that examines the future of emergency care in the United States health system. Each volume in the series provides an in-depth analysis of emergency ...

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Training Physicians for Public Health Careers

Public health efforts have resulted in tremendous improvements in the health of individuals and communities. The foundation for effective public health interventions rests, in large part, on a well-trained workforce. Unfortunately there is a major shortage of public health physicians ...

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A Strategy for Assessing Science: Behavioral and Social Research on Aging

A Strategy for Assessing Science offers strategic advice on the perennial issue of assessing rates of progress in different scientific fields. It considers available knowledge about how science makes progress and examines a range of decision-making strategies for addressing key ...

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Evaluation of the Markey Scholars Program

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