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Institute of Medicine

500 Fifth Street NW
Washington DC 20001
Tel: (202) 334-2352
Fax: (202) 334-1412

 The Institute of Medicine was established by the National Academy of Sciences in 1970 to examine policy matters pertaining to the health of the public. It has conducted a number of studies which have implications for health promotion including studies on school health, health communication, tobacco, nutrition, and, most recently, health literacy. Further information can be obtained from its website.