Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
The NIHCM Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of America's health care system.
  • Awards

    This week NIHCM Foundation hosted the 25th Annual NIHCM Awards at the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. to recognize outstanding health care research and journalism.

    Press Release Winners Finalists
  • News

    NIHCM welcomed Secretary Azar to a meeting in March to discuss efforts by the Department of Health and Human Services to transform health care by lowering costs and improving value for patients.

  • Webinars

    As recognition of our country's mental and behavioral health challenges grows, Americans are looking for answers that will increase their happiness and well-being and prevent deaths of despair related to mental health, opioids and suicide. Our four-part webinar series delves into the research and explores innovative strategies and evidence-based solutions to lift our society from crisis.

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  • Grants

    NIHCM Foundation has awarded ten grants for health care journalism including investigative reporting, public engagement campaigns for documentaries and educational opportunities for reporters.

    Press Release All Journalism Grantees Apply for Funding
  • Grants

    NIHCM has awarded over $400,000 in grants to support seven investigator-initiated research studies on topics including value-based drug pricing and Medicaid expansion.

    Press Release All Research Grantees Apply for Funding
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Events

May 16, 2019
Alliance-Rx-Patent-Webinar-052019

Manufacturer practices under the current patent system have come under scrutiny for blocking or delaying the entry of generic or biosimilar drugs into the market. During this webinar, panelists will explore the relationship between patents, prices and patient access.

May 08, 2019
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The third part in our Defying Despair series delved deeper into the data on suicides and explored a range of initiatives designed to prevent suicide in different communities.

In the News

May 2019
Population Health Spotlight
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Opioid Abuse in the U.S.: An Urgent Public Health Crisis

November 02, 2015 | 10:00 AM
11:30 AM ET

OpioidAbuseNumberBetween 1999 and 2013, the amount of prescription painkillers dispensed in the U.S. quadrupled. In roughly the same period, both painkiller-related deaths and heroin-related deaths quadrupled as well. This is no coincidence—people who are addicted to prescription opioids are 40 times more likely to abuse heroin. The U.S. is now facing an epidemic of opioid abuse, but promising interventions could turn the tide.

This webinar featured innovative efforts to reverse opioid abuse trends, including:

  • Payer collaboration with providers and pharmacies to improve access to appropriate pain care
  • Federal actions to reform prescribing practices and expand access to medication-assisted treatment for addiction
  • Interventions to reduce drug abuse among pregnant women and to improve treatment for babies born dependent
  • Strategies for raising awareness of the risks associated with painkiller addiction

Speakers

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Cecelia McNamara Spitnaz
The White House Office of Drug Control Policy
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Grant T. Baldwin
CDC
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Tom Kowalski
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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Dawn Marion Abel
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
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Geogy Thomas
Dayspring Family Health Center
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Julie Snyder
HealthNow New York Inc.

Presentation Slides

Federal Initiatives for Prescription Opioids and Heroin
Federal Initiatives to Address Opioid-Drug Related Overdoses and Deaths Part 1
Federal Initiatives to Address Opioid-Drug Related Overdoses and Deaths Part 2
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Opioid Safety Management Program
Wellspring Center for Addiction Help and Resources
Project Hope: Awareness Campaign

Events

May 16, 2019
Alliance-Rx-Patent-Webinar-052019

Manufacturer practices under the current patent system have come under scrutiny for blocking or delaying the entry of generic or biosimilar drugs into the market. During this webinar, panelists will explore the relationship between patents, prices and patient access.

May 08, 2019
Suicide-webinar-graphic-1

The third part in our Defying Despair series delved deeper into the data on suicides and explored a range of initiatives designed to prevent suicide in different communities.

In the News

May 2019
Population Health Spotlight
mental-health infographic-May2019

Grants

Journalism GrantsJournalism Grant Program

We are now accepting letters of inquiry for the 2019-2020 round of grantmaking. The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2019.

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Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program

We are now accepting letters of inquiry for the 2019-2020 round of grantmaking. The deadline for submissions is July 9, 2019.

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Awards

Winners Named in the 25th Annual Research and Journalism Awards

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Congratulations to all of the winners of the 25th Annual NIHCM Foundation Research and Journalism Awards! The winners and finalists will be honored at a banquet in Washington, DC, in May.

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