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
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
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The Post-2014 Health Care Workforce: Meeting the Demand for Increased Primary Care

August 06, 2013 | 08:00 AM
09:30 AM ET

Concerns are mounting about the capacity of the primary care workforce to meet the demands of an influx of newly insured individuals in 2014 and the complex needs of an aging population. However, the changes in payment and delivery models that are gaining momentum across the country could provide natural opportunities to address critical workforce challenges.

This webinar on strategies to increase primary care capacity featured industry leaders discussing the following:

  • the dynamics behind workforce shortages and the effects of delivery system innovations on the demand for services
  • strategies for attracting medical students to family practice
  • an initiative to close gaps in primary care teams by recruiting and training physician assistants and other health professionals
  • a care management approach designed to promote efficiency in primary care practices, and a physician perspective on how well it's working
  • a tele-medicine program that responds to the needs of underserved areas and to growing demand for convenience

Speakers

Clese Erikson
Association of American Medical Colleges
Kim Blair
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC)
Katie Eyes
BCBSNC Foundation
Jim Hummel
Wellpoint, Inc.
Glenn Kotz
MidValley Family Practice (Basalt, CO)

Presentation Slides

Changes and Opportunities to Build a Stronger Health Care Workforce
Investing in the Future Primary Care Workforce - Part 1
Investing in the Future Primary Care Workforce - Part 2
Payer Efforts to Promote Patient-Centered Primary Care

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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