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.
  • Infographics

    Since 2000, the opioid crisis has both grown in magnitude and changed in character. This new series of interactive data visualizations depicts these evolving trends.

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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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Events

August 29, 2019
Early-Childhood-Webinar-Graphic

This webinar explored how high-quality early childhood education (ECE) has an enormous positive impact on lifelong health, serving as a protective factor against adult disease and disability.

August 28, 2019
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During this webinar, experts shared their thoughts on what health care policy activity might be expected before the end of 2019.

In the News

September 2019
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

August 29, 2019
Early-Childhood-Webinar-Graphic

This webinar explored how high-quality early childhood education (ECE) has an enormous positive impact on lifelong health, serving as a protective factor against adult disease and disability.

August 28, 2019
Allliance-Webinar-Aug2019

During this webinar, experts shared their thoughts on what health care policy activity might be expected before the end of 2019.

In the News

September 2019
Population Health Spotlight
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Grants

Journalism GrantsJournalism Grant Program

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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