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Reducing the Stigma of Mental and Substance Use Disorders
NEW REPORT

Reducing the Stigma of Mental and Substance Use Disorders

April 20 – HHS should lead efforts to design, implement, and evaluate a national strategy to reduce stigma toward people with mental and substance use disorders, says a new Academies report.

  • NEW REPORT

    Reducing the Stigma of Mental and Substance Use Disorders

    April 20 – HHS should lead efforts to design, implement, and evaluate a national strategy to reduce stigma toward people with mental and substance use disorders, says a new Academies report.

  • NEW REPORT

    Hepatitis B and C Could Be Eliminated
    as U.S. Public Health Problems

    April 11 - It is possible to end the transmission of hepatitis B and C and prevent further sickness and deaths from the diseases in the U.S., but time, considerable resources, and attention to various barriers will be required, says a new Academies report.

  • NEW REPORT

    Improving Health Care for
    Disadvantaged Populations

    April 7 - A new Academies report identifies six promising practices to improve health care for individuals with social risk factors for poor health care outcomes, such as low socio-economic positions or limited health literacy.

  • NEW REPORT

    Strategies for Subseasonal to
    Seasonal Forecasting

    March 29 - Longer-term weather and environmental forecasts will provide enormous benefit with more research and sustained investment, says a new Academies report.

NAE Launches Video Contest

NAE's E4U3The National Academy of Engineering has launched its third Engineering for You (E4U3) video contest: "Mega Engineering." Many of the world's biggest endeavors are mega engineering projects that address important needs of large populations and/or societies, require teams working across countries and cultures on a solution, and involve at least three disciplines including engineering. Introduce a mega engineering project in a one to two minute video by May 31 for a chance at the grand prize of $25,000!

Human Gene-Editing Study – April 29 Meeting in Paris

DNA graphicNew gene-editing technologies hold great promise for treating disease, but they also raise concerns, particularly because of their potential to be used to make genetic changes that could be passed on to future generations. On April 29, an NAS/NAM committee that is conducting a comprehensive study on the scientific, medical, and ethical considerations of human gene editing – including germline editing – will hold an information-gathering meeting in Paris. Watch the webcast beginning at 9:10 a.m. Central European Time/3:10 a.m. EDT

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