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

    This week 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.

    Press Release Winners Finalists
  • 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.

    Press Release All Journalism Grantees Apply for Funding
  • 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.

    Press Release All Research Grantees Apply for Funding
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Events

May 16, 2019
Alliance-Rx-Patent-Webinar-052019

Manufacturer practices under the current patent system have come under scrutiny for blocking or delaying the entry of generic or biosimilar drugs into the market. During this webinar, panelists will explore the relationship between patents, prices and patient access.

May 08, 2019
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The third part in our Defying Despair series delved deeper into the data on suicides and explored a range of initiatives designed to prevent suicide in different communities.

In the News

May 2019
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

May 16, 2019
Alliance-Rx-Patent-Webinar-052019

Manufacturer practices under the current patent system have come under scrutiny for blocking or delaying the entry of generic or biosimilar drugs into the market. During this webinar, panelists will explore the relationship between patents, prices and patient access.

May 08, 2019
Suicide-webinar-graphic-1

The third part in our Defying Despair series delved deeper into the data on suicides and explored a range of initiatives designed to prevent suicide in different communities.

In the News

May 2019
Population Health Spotlight
mental-health infographic-May2019

Grants

Journalism GrantsJournalism Grant Program

We are now accepting letters of inquiry for the 2019-2020 round of grantmaking. The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2019.

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Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program

We are now accepting letters of inquiry for the 2019-2020 round of grantmaking. The deadline for submissions is July 9, 2019.

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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 will be honored at a banquet in Washington, DC, in May.

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