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
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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
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Teen Health: Preventing Pregnancy & Promoting Healthy Youth

December 08, 2015 | 10:00 AM
11:30 AM ET

TeenHealthNumberNearly 300,000 babies were born to teen mothers in 2013, with substantial immediate and long-term health, social and economic costs associated with each pregnancy. This webinar will explore strategies to reduce teen pregnancy and improve adolescent health, including:

  • Colorado’s efforts to expand access to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) among low-income women
  • Research demonstrating that this LARC initiative led to a 5% reduction in births and abortions among teens
  • Targeted outreach to 18 to 19 year olds, who represent the largest segment of the teens facing unintended pregnancy
  • Ways to improve access to reproductive health services for adolescents, such as alternative care settings
  • Why a concentrated focus on adolescent health and youth empowerment are a critical part of winning this battle

Speakers

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Evelyn Kappeler
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Mara Decker
University of California, San Francisco
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Harvey Galloway
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation
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Erika Kirby
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation
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Larry Wolk
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
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Jason Lindo
Texas A&M University

Presentation Slides

Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow (TAG)
New Strategies to Promote Adolescent Sexual Health & Increase Access to Sexual Health Services Part 1
New Strategies to Promote Adolescent Sexual Health & Increase Access to Sexual Health Services Part 2
Preventing Teen Pregnancy in South Carolina
The Colorado Family Planning Initiative
How Much Can Expanding Access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives Reduce Teen Birth Rates?

Additional Resources

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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