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.
  • News

    To help you find answers to questions concerning COVID-19, NIHCM is providing you with links to expert sources that are frequently updated. We will continually update this list.

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  • Awards

    We are honored to announce the finalists for the 26th Annual Health Care Research and Journalism Awards. The winning entry in each category will be announced in late Spring and will receive a $15,000 to $20,000 cash prize.

    See the Finalists Press Release The NIHCM Awards
  • Data Insights

    Mental illness is increasingly common among young people but many are not receiving the treatment that they need. This Data Insights explores current trends in youth mental health and opportunities to improve outcomes.

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  • Grants

    NIHCM Foundation has awarded 14 grants for health care journalism including investigative reporting and educational opportunities for reporters.

    Press Release All Journalism Grantees
  • Grants

    NIHCM Foundation has awarded over $500,000 in grants to support nine investigator-initiated research studies.

    Press Release All Research Grantees
  • 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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  • 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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Events

April 08, 2020
USC-covid19-webinar-040820

This webinar will highlight how a top reporter stays on top of the story every day, and will offer actionable tips that will bolster fellow journalists' coverage.

March 18, 2020
Alliance-covid19-webinar-image

This COVID-19 Webinar Miniseries synthesizes the information in the headlines to provide cohesive insight into the status of the response and remaining gaps in the system that must be addressed to limit the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.

In the News

March 2020
Population Health Spotlight
newsletter rural urban new
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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

April 08, 2020
USC-covid19-webinar-040820

This webinar will highlight how a top reporter stays on top of the story every day, and will offer actionable tips that will bolster fellow journalists' coverage.

March 18, 2020
Alliance-covid19-webinar-image

This COVID-19 Webinar Miniseries synthesizes the information in the headlines to provide cohesive insight into the status of the response and remaining gaps in the system that must be addressed to limit the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.

In the News

March 2020
Population Health Spotlight
newsletter rural urban new

Grants

Journalism GrantsJournalism Grant Program

NIHCM has announced its 2019 journalism grantees. We will begin accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2020-2021 funding cycle in late spring 2020.

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Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program

NIHCM has announced its 2019 research grantees. We will begin accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2020-2021 funding cycle in late spring 2020.

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Awards

The 26th Annual Research and Journalism Awards

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We are honored to announce the finalists for the 26th Annual Health Care Research and Journalism Awards.

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