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.

Watch the Recording

In the News

January 2020
Population Health Spotlight
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Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Primary Care: Bridging Gaps in Access

July 18, 2016 | 11:00 AM
12:30 PM ET

MentalHealthNumberNearly half of adults who died by suicide visited a primary care physician within a month before their deaths, according to an influential study. Primary care is on the front lines facing behavioral health disorders that have reached crisis proportions: suicide deaths at a 30-year high, an estimated 1.9 million Americans addicted to opioids. Yet studies show primary care providers often lack the time and resources to treat mental health and substance use disorders.

This webinar explored ways to bridge the gap between primary care and behavioral health care, including:

  • Tools such as evidence-based rating scales that measure the severity of an illness and how well treatments are working
  • A model that involves embedding behavioral health specialists in primary care clinics to promote screening and monitor interventions
  • Uses of collaborative care and telehealth, particularly in regions known as behavioral health care deserts
  • What the White House and SAMHSA are doing to reduce disparities in access to behavioral health care, including treatment for substance abuse

Speakers

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Christopher Carroll
SAMHSA
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Sherry Dubester
Anthem, Inc.
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John Fortney
University of Washington
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Charles Gross
Anthem Government Business Division
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Henry Harbin
Kennedy Forum
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Sarah Wattenberg
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
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Glenda Wrenn
Morehouse School of Medicine

Presentation Slides

SAMHSA Efforts to Advance Access to Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Treatment
ONC Efforts to Advance Access to Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Collaborative Care Approaches to Fixing Behavioral Health Care in America
Measurement Based Care: Fixing Behavioral Healthcare in America
Anthem Innovation: Behavioral and Primary Care Integration

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
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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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