Two faculty members at the UIC School of Public Health were selected by the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) Vital Directions for Health and Health Care Initiative to provide expert guidance on 19 priority focus areas for U.S. health policy. NAM called on Dr. Lisa Powell, professor and director of health policy and administration, and Dr. S. Jay Olshansky, professor of epidemiology, and more than 100 other leading researchers, scientists and policy makers from across the United States to present their recommendations for the highest-priority actions capable of yielding timely progress toward three overarching goals for the nation: better health and well-being, high-value health care, and strong science and technology. The papers are intended to promote informed discussion around a set of key issues at a time of rapid change and great opportunity. Recommendations are those of expert authors and do not represent formal consensus positions of the NAM, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, or the authors’ organizations. Dr. Powell co-authored a paper titled “Chronic Disease Prevention: Tobacco, Physical Activity, and Nutrition for a Healthy Start.” Dr. Olshansky co-authored a paper titled “Preparing for Better Health and Health Care for an Aging Population.” To read more, click here.