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

    NIHCM Foundation is pleased to welcome Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Dr. Aaron E. Carroll and Eliza Barclay to the independent judges panel of the NIHCM Awards. All three bring considerable expertise to the prestigious panel.

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  • 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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  • Data Insights

    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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  • 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.

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Events

January 27, 2020
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This webinar will explore public and private sector efforts to improve health outcomes by addressing social determinants of health.

December 19, 2019
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Part of the Beyond the Beltway: Health Policy Webinars for Journalists series, this rapid response webinar explained the December 18th ruling from the Fifth Circuit on the Affordable Care Act.

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In the News

January 2020
Population Health Spotlight
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Opportunities for Health Plans to Improve Chlamydia Screening

June 02, 2011 | 09:00 AM
10:30 AM ET

Due to provisions in the Affordable Care Act, more women than ever have access to coverage for preventive screenings without co-payments or deductibles, including chlamydia screening. However, research indicates that coverage does not necessarily result in higher screening rates. In fact, health care providers and patients report barriers to chlamydia screening beyond coverage or access to care.

This webinar began by reviewing the current prevalence of chlamydia in the U.S. and the current state of screening. It also addressed opportunities to remove the provider and patient barriers to screening, as well as the role of health plans in promoting and improving chlamydia screening.

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Resources for Health Care Providers & Health Plans

Why Screen for Chlamydia? An Implementation Guide for Healthcare Providers - This document offers the latest information and clinical tools for healthcare providers to:

  • Improve delivery of chlamydia screening services to patients
  • Make chlamydia screening a routine part of a medical practice
  • Provide confidential care to adolescents
  • Take a sexual history

Download for free or purchase copies at www.prevent.org/ncc.

STD Resources for Health Care Providers - This document contains information on CME and other learning opportunities, slide sets and teaching materials, public education materials for your patients, clinical practice tools, and resources for policymakers.

NCC Research Briefs - The National Chlamydia Coalition produces a series of research briefs designed to communicate the most up-to-date research findings on chlamydia screening, laboratory testing, epidemiology and treatment. Briefs in the series summarize information for health care providers and managers in all settings that serve persons for whom STD screening is recommended or who are at risk for STDs.

  1. Developments in STD Screening: Chlamydia Testing
  2. Laboratory Considerations for Male Chlamydia Screening
  3. Getting More Young Women Screened for Chlamydia: Findings from Qualitative Research

Chlamydia Prevention: Challenges and Strategies for Reducing Disease Burden and Sequelae - a Public Health Grand Rounds presentation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Epidemiology Update on Chlamydia

CDC 2010 STD Treatment Guidelines

Protecting Confidential Health Services for Adolescents & Young Adults: Strategies & Considerations for Health Plans - This NIHCM Foundation issue brief reviews the legal protections in place to ensure confidential care delivery for adolescents and young adults, the effect of privacy and confidentiality concerns on the use of health services, and health insurance system barriers and other challenges to delivering confidential care to this population. The brief also presents several strategies for health insurers to assure that their billing processes are protecting adolescents' access to confidential care.

Improving Chlamydia Screening: Strategies from Top Performing Health Plans - published by NCQA

Resources for Patients

Chlamydia Resource Exchange (CRE) - This is a free web-based resource library providing centralized access to multi-media public awareness and education materials on sexual health issues, including Chlamydia, HIV/AIDS, and other STDs.

KidsHealth from Nemours: About Chlamydia

Teen Source on Chlamydia - Teen source provides sexual health information for youth to encourage informed decision making.

Understanding the Affordable Care Act: Preventive Services

Events

January 27, 2020
SDOH-webinar-graphic-012720

This webinar will explore public and private sector efforts to improve health outcomes by addressing social determinants of health.

December 19, 2019
shutterstock_560761723_1

Part of the Beyond the Beltway: Health Policy Webinars for Journalists series, this rapid response webinar explained the December 18th ruling from the Fifth Circuit on the Affordable Care Act.

Watch the Recording

In the News

January 2020
Population Health Spotlight
newsletter-loneliness-kas_10

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

Nine new grantees for the 2019-2020 funding cycle have been announced! We will begin accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2020-2021 funding cycle in late spring 2020.

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Awards

Now Accepting Entries for the 26th Annual Research and Journalism Awards

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Submit your research or reporting published in 2019 by February 3, 2020 for a chance to win up to $20,000. Winners and finalists will be recognized at a dinner in Washington, D.C., in May 2020.

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