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.

    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.

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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.

    Press Release All Research Grantees Apply for Funding
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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
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Cancer Care: New Frontiers in Delivery & Payment

September 08, 2017 | 09:30 AM
11:00 AM ET

The cost of cancer care is growing faster than costs in any other medical sector—and it's hitting patients hard. One study found that as many as 24 percent of cancer patients chose not to fill a prescription because of costs, and another 20 percent were taking less than the prescribed dose. While rapid scientific advances are increasing survival rates for many types of cancer, they're also increasing costs and adding complexity to treatment decisions.

This webinar explored:

  • State policies to prevent and fight cancer, including tobacco control measures and access to health coverage through Medicaid
  • The implications of cancer drug innovations for patients, payers and the FDA
  • How an oncology-specific accountable care organization in Florida is flattening the rate of cancer care cost growth
  • CMS’s episode-based Oncology Care Model, an ongoing pilot involving over a dozen payers and nearly 200 provider practices
  • Research-informed efforts to reduce use of cancer services that are low-benefit or even harmful

Speakers

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Ryan Callahan
McKinsey & Company
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Eric Haas
Florida Blue
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Betsy Janes
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
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Allison Lipitz-Snyderman
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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Alex Sozdatelev
McKinsey & Company
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Lara Strawbridge
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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David Woodmansee
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Presentation Slides

"Oncology Care Model Overview," by Lara Strawbridge, CMS
"Physician-driven Variation in Low-value Healthcare Services in Oncology," by Allison Lipitz-Snyderman, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
"Florida Blue & Oncology Care," by Eric Haas, MD, Florida Blue
"How Do You Measure Up?" by David Woodmansee & Betsy Janes, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

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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