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Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders: The Evidence for Stigma Change  (BBCSS)
2016

Estimates indicate that as many as 1 in 4 Americans will experience a mental health problem or will misuse alcohol or drugs in their lifetimes. These disorders are among the most highly stigmatized... Read more


Advancing the Power of Economic Evidence to Inform Investments in Children, Youth, and Families  (BOCYF)
2016

In recent years, the U.S. federal government has invested approximately $463 billion annually in interventions that affect the overall health and well-being of children and youth, while state and... Read more


Improving the Health of Women in the United States: Workshop Summary  (CPOP,BPH,HMD)
2016

The environment for women's health has changed over the last 25 years. Increased use of automobiles can lead to health risks from lack of physical activity. There has also been an increase in access... Read more


Speech and Language Disorders in Children: Implications for the Social Security Administration's Supplemental Security Income Program  (BSP,BOCYF,HMD)
2016

Speech and language are central to the human experience; they are the vital means by which people convey and receive knowledge, thoughts, feelings, and other internal experiences. Acquisition of... Read more


Reaching and Investing in Children at the Margins: Workshop in Brief  (BGH,BOCYF)
2016

On November 3-4, 2015, the Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, in partnership with the Open Society Foundations and the... Read more


Communicating Chemistry: A Framework for Sharing Science: A Practical Evidence-Based Guide  (BCST,BOSE)
2016

A growing body of evidence indicates that, increasingly, the public is engaging with science in a wide range of informal environments, which can be any setting outside of school such as... Read more


Effective Chemistry Communication in Informal Environments  (BCST,BOSE)
2016

Chemistry plays a critical role in daily life, impacting areas such as medicine and health, consumer products, energy production, the ecosystem, and many other areas. Communicating about chemistry in... Read more


Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Fatigue, Long-Term Health, and Highway Safety: Research Needs  (CNSTAT,BOHSI)
2016

There are approximately 4,000 fatalities in crashes involving trucks and buses in the United States each year. Though estimates are wide-ranging, possibly 10 to 20 percent of these crashes might have... Read more


Policy and Research Needs to Maximize Independence and Support Community Living: Workshop Summary  (HSP,HMD)
2016

Living independently and participating in one’s community are priorities for many people. In many regions across the United States, there are programs that support and enable people with disabilities... Read more


Supporting Family and Community Investments in Young Children Globally: Summary of a Joint Workshop by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences  (BGH,BOCYF,HMD)
2016

To examine the science, policy, and practice surrounding supporting family and community investments in young children globally and children in acute disruptions, the National Academies of Sciences,... Read more


Identifying Opportunities for Prevention and Intervention in the Youth Depression Cascade: Workshop in Brief  (BOCYF)
2016

On November 19, 2015, the Forum on Promoting Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine cohosted a webinar with the... Read more


Assessment of Approaches to Updating the Social Cost of Carbon: Phase 1 Report on a Near-Term Update  (BECS)
2016

The social cost of carbon (SCC) for a given year is an estimate, in dollars, of the present discounted value of the damage caused by a 1-metric ton increase in CO2 emissions into the atmosphere in... Read more


Review of the U.S. Global Change Research Program's Update to the Strategic Plan Document  (BASC,BECS)
2016

The Update to the Strategic Plan (USP) is a supplement to the Ten-Year Strategic Plan of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) completed in 2012. The Strategic Plan sets out a research... Read more


Recent Fertility Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa: Workshop Summary  (CPOP)
2016

Fertility rates and population growth influence economic development. The marked declines in fertility seen in some developing nations have been accompanied by slowing population growth, which in turn... Read more


Measuring Specific Mental Illness Diagnoses with Functional Impairment: Workshop Summary  (CNSTAT,BBCSS,HSP,HMD)
2016

The workshop summarized in this report was organized as part of a study sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary... Read more


Enhancing Participation in the U.S. Global Change Research Program  (BASC,BECS)
2016

The US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is a collection of 13 Federal entities charged by law to assist the United States and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to... Read more


Measuring Serious Emotional Disturbance in Children: Workshop Summary  (CNSTAT,BBCSS,HSP,HMD)
2016

The workshop summarized in this report was organized as part of a study sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary... Read more


Affordability of National Flood Insurance Program Premiums: Report 2  (WSTB,BMSA,CNSTAT)
2016

When Congress authorized the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in 1968, it intended for the program to encourage community initiatives in flood risk management, charge insurance premiums... Read more


Rationalizing Rural Area Classifications for the Economic Research Service: A Workshop Summary  (CNSTAT)
2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (USDA/ERS) maintains four highly related but distinct geographic classification systems to designate areas by the degree to which they are... Read more



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