All posts by IOM Topic: Health Care Workforce

Comprehensive Cancer Care for Children and their Families

Through invited presentations and panel discussions, this workshop hosted by the NCPF and the American Cancer Society (ACS) will examine recent trends in comprehensive cancer care for pediatric cancer patients and their families and consider potential policy actions to improve care and outcomes. Participants will review existing evidence and efforts for integrating pediatric palliative care and quality of life strategies in childhood oncology research and practice, and will discuss additional research needed to minimize toxicities of pediatric cancer treatments and the resultant symptoms and late effects. A major goal of the workshop will be to facilitate discussion about potential strategies and actions for effectively applying existing evidence and quality of life strategies into pediatric oncology research, development, and practice. More

Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life

A substantial body of evidence shows that broad improvements to end-of-life care are within reach. In Dying in America, a consensus report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a committee of experts finds that improving the quality and availability of medical and social services for patients and their families could not only enhance quality of life through the end of life, but may also contribute to a more sustainable care system.


Approaches to Universal Health Coverage and Occupational Health and Safety for the Informal Workforce in Developing Countries – A Workshop

One of the most urgent global health challenges is achieving universal access to quality care. Most of the world achieves this through a mix of public and private sector health care. Financing this care often requires innovative solutions, especially for the large fraction of workers who occupy what is variably defined as the informal sector in low- and middle-income countries. The inaugural workshop for this forum will focus on Approaches to Implement Universal Health Coverage for the Growing Informal Workforce in Developing Countries, held on June 18, 2014 at the National Academies of Science building in Washington DC. More

Standing Committee on Credentialing Research in Nursing

The Institute of Medicine will convene a standing committee for the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The standing committee will discuss issues related to research on credentialing of nurses and organizations including short- and long-term strategic planning. The standing committee will maintain surveillance of the field, discuss planning and program development, and serve as a focal point for discussions and potential ad hoc studies requested by the sponsor and approved by the Institute of Medicine and the National Academies.


Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence

The number of adults 65 years and older and individuals living with disabilities is expected to increase significantly over the next decades. As a result, the need to examine the issues and challenges associated with aging and disability continue to grow in importance for both individuals and society as a whole. The IOM/DBASSE Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence provides a neutral venue for broad ranging discussions for coordination and integration of aging and disability stakeholders, particularly among public and private entities.