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.
  • Data Insights

    Mental illness has become more common over the last decade, particularly among 18- to 25-year-olds. This Data Insights looks at trends in mental health and their implications for the future.

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  • Briefing

    NIHCM Foundation led a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss social determinants of health and the opioid crisis with Founding President and CEO Nancy Chockley, former CMS Administrator Don Berwick, Curtis Barnett of Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, Craig Samitt of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, and Grant Baldwin from the CDC.

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    As urbanization increases, an older, sicker and poorer population remains in rural America. Despite the health care challenges posed by these changes, promising initiatives can improve rural health.

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  • Advisory Board

    NIHCM Foundation is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Sherry Glied, PhD, and Katherine Baicker, PhD, to its distinguished Advisory Board. Their ideas and insights will advance NIHCM's mission to improve health care for millions of Americans.

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  • Awards

    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.

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    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.

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Events

November 18, 2019
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Part of the Beyond the Beltway: Health Policy Webinars for Journalists series, this webinar will explore the current landscape of the long-term care delivery system.

November 13, 2019
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This webinar explored how leaders are leveraging the unique strengths of rural communities to develop and implement promising solutions.

In the News

November 2019
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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

November 18, 2019
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Part of the Beyond the Beltway: Health Policy Webinars for Journalists series, this webinar will explore the current landscape of the long-term care delivery system.

November 13, 2019
Rural-Health-Webinar-Graphic

This webinar explored how leaders are leveraging the unique strengths of rural communities to develop and implement promising solutions.

In the News

November 2019
Population Health Spotlight
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Grants

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We are no longer accepting letters of inquiry for the 2019-2020 round of grantmaking. NIHCM will notify grant winners in November 2019.

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Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program

We are no longer accepting letters of inquiry for the 2019-2020 round of grantmaking. A small number of applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal in September.

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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 were honored at a banquet in Washington, DC, in May.

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