About Us The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to transforming health care through evidence and collaboration.

Our Mission Evidence

We build the evidence base by supporting research and journalism of the highest quality.

Our Mission Insights

We spark insights and collaboration by bringing the best new ideas to large and influential audiences.

Our Mission Perspective

We bring a real-world market perspective to issues.


Our Approach

The NIHCM Foundation is committed to improving health care for all through high-impact programming and working with thought leaders to advance diverse perspectives on health. Our broad network of partners, built over 30 years, includes federal, state, and local governments, as well as leaders in public health, advocacy, academia, media, and the private sector. NIHCM’s work is informed by our Advisory Board of highly regarded academics, physicians, and former government leaders, from both sides of the aisle. Our Board of Directors upholds and supports our mission.

Our Work

Generates insights and actionable solutions by supporting and honoring high-impact research and journalism, translating complex research and health issue information, and convening leaders in health care to catalyze innovative ideas.

NIHCM has always been interested in impact, and so knowing things is important, but being able to disseminate that knowledge to people that are taking action is more important. Knowledge without action is just useless.

Michael Chernew

Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

Our History

The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) was incorporated in 1993 by a group of forward-thinking health plan CEOs under the leadership of Founding President and CEO Nancy Chockley. In 1998, NIHCM reorganized to maintain the LLC, while launching the NIHCM Foundation. From its original mission of partnering with the federal government to create brighter futures for women and children, the NIHCM Foundation has expanded its work to improve care for all by building the evidence base for policies on a wide range of issues.

The NIHCM LLC is a strategy group for CEOs to discuss and analyze the rapidly changing health care environment. The NIHCM health plan CEOs have a combined revenue of almost $400 billion and insure nearly 40 percent of commercially insured Americans. We curate strategy sessions for our Board of Directors, our Advisory Board, and key thought leaders that identify and explore cutting edge issues in health care, foster collaboration, inspire and facilitate action.