Dr. Kimberly Hoagwood Appointed to Institute of Medicine Panels
Kimberly Hoagwood, PhD, was recently appointed to two Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC) panels geared toward improving the mental health of the nation's children.
Dr. Hoagwood will begin serving on the Institute of Medicine Committee on Disability Benefits for Children with Mental Disorders, and the Institute of Medicine-National Research Council (IOM-NRC) forum, Promoting Children's Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Health (C-CAB).
The Committee on Disability Benefits for Children with Mental Disorders is charged with evaluating and making recommendations to improve the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disability Program for Children with Mental Disorders. The committee will begin its work in January 2014.
The Promoting Children's Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Health (C-CAB) forum was established as an outgrowth of the 2009 Institute of Medicine-National Research Council report, Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities, which called on the nation to make the prevention of such disorders and the promotion of mental health of young people a high priority.
The forum will engage in dialogue and discussion to connect the prevention, treatment, and implementation sciences in settings where children are seen and cared for, including health care settings, schools, social service and child welfare agencies, and the juvenile justice system, and to create systems that are effective and affordable in addressing children’s needs. The C-CAB launch meeting will take place on January 13, 2014 at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington DC.
The IOM is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public. Established in 1970, the IOM is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, which was chartered in 1863.