Thank You for Your Support in 2018!
The Office of Development would like to thank all of our members, friends, and staff who supported the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in 2018. We know that there are many worthy causes, and we are pleased that you chose to support the us. Philanthropy underpins our ability to address critical issues and policy to inspire positive action across sectors.
Thank you again for all that you did for the Academy last year. In the coming weeks, be on the lookout for a breakdown of how your support made an impact in 2018.
Since the opioid epidemic was declared a national public health emergency in October 2017, progress has been slow in reversing rates of opioid misuse and overdose. This is due not to lack of will or resources, but to the complex drivers of the crisis and the cross-cutting strategies that will be required to resolve them.
To improve coordination and accelerate the pace of change, the NAM has partnered with the Aspen Institute and more than 30 other organizations to form an Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic. This one-of-a-kind public-private partnership comprises government, communities, health systems, provider groups, payers, industry, nonprofits, academia, and more – all committed to sharing knowledge, aligning ongoing initiatives, and advancing collective, multisector solutions. Future activities of the Collaborative will span public meetings, expert publications, and the development of an information hub, among other efforts.
Learn more about the Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic, as well as other programming that your support enables us to carry out by visiting our website.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is an independent non-profit organization whose work relies on support from generous individuals, foundations, businesses, government, and other organizations. Philanthropy underpins our ability to address critical issues and policy to inspire positive action across sectors. Each gift makes so many things possible. It helps foster innovation, inspire action around shared priorities, and enrich the careers of outstanding science professionals. Most importantly, you help us lead, innovate, and make an impact in the United States and beyond.