Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
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  • Awards

    We are honored to announce the winners for the 26th Annual Health Care Research and Journalism Awards. This year’s awards are virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic, yet we invite you to meet the winners and learn about their award-winning work. NIHCM is also announcing the largest grant program in our history — $1 million to support work in journalism and research.

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  • Data Insights

    This infographic highlights the health challenges faced by the homeless community and outlines short and long term solutions to improve the health and well-being of these individuals, through social, economic and housing interventions.

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  • Data Insights

    This new Data Insights highlights the rapid rise in overdose deaths involving cocaine and methamphetamine, illustrates the geographic variations in utilization and death rates, and quantifies the increasing burden that these drugs are placing on the hospital system.

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  • Data Insights

    This infographic delves into an emerging public health emergency involving rapidly rising rates of stimulant use and related overdose deaths, which has been occurring in the shadow of the opioid crisis.

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  • News

    NIHCM would like to provide you and your organizations with a list of resources concerning COVID-19 and vulnerable populations. We will continually update this list.

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  • 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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Events

June 24, 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.

June 18, 2020
Homelessness Webianr Graphic

This webinar looked at the state of homelessness in the US and provided strategies to improve outcomes for homeless individuals both in the short term and in the long term.

In the News

June 2020
Population Health Spotlight
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The Opioid Crisis: Understanding Pain and Preventing Opioid Misuse

February 13, 2018 | 08:00 AM
09:30 AM ET

OpioidsRegistrants021318Upwards of 2 million Americans misused prescription opioids for the first time in 2016. The misuse of these powerful painkillers can have devastating consequences—nearly half of opioid-related deaths involve legally obtained prescription medications.* With such stark consequences, how can we help patients manage pain while minimizing the danger of opioid misuse? This webinar will got the heart of the prevention question, exploring efforts across the health system to stop opioid abuse before it starts.

Speakers discussed:

  • Efforts to standardize the use of opioids to treat chronic pain based on CDC guidelines, and the use of insurance data to identify non-standard treatment patterns for targeted outreach
  • Partnerships to collect data and share best practices for reducing opioid use in the area with greatest potential for misuse—acute care prescribing after surgery, dentistry, emergency care or trauma
  • The latest on alternative pain management, including virtual reality, and ideas for closing the evidence gap on alternative treatments and the science of addiction
  • Education for consumers on securing and safely disposing of prescription medications

*As of 2016. The CDC has since reported that prescription drugs were involved in more than 35% of all opioid overdose deaths in 2017

Speakers

christinamikosz
Christina Mikosz, MD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
tomleyden
Tom Leyden, MBA
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
michaelenglesbe
Michael Englesbe, MD
University of Michigan
kristinaclark
Kristina Clark
Count It! Lock It! Drop It!
andreaknight
Andrea Knight, PharmD
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
davidthomas
David Thomas, PhD
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Presentation Slides

"The Opioid Overdose Epidemic in the United States: CDC Response," Christina Mikosz, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"Michigan Opioid Prevention Efforts," Tom Leyden, MBA, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan & Michael Englesbe, MD, University of Michigan
"Navigating the Opioid Crisis in Tennessee - A Health Plan Perspective," Andrea Knight, PharmD, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
"A Strategic Community Approach for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention," Kristina Clark, Count It! Lock It! Drop It!
"Combating the Opioid Overdose Epidemic and Exploring Alternative Pain Treatment Options," David Thomas, PhD, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Events

June 24, 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.

June 18, 2020
Homelessness Webianr Graphic

This webinar looked at the state of homelessness in the US and provided strategies to improve outcomes for homeless individuals both in the short term and in the long term.

In the News

June 2020
Population Health Spotlight
graphic-newsletter-june

Grants

Journalism GrantsJournalism Grant Program

The 2020-2021 round of grant making for this program is now underway. Letters of Inquiry will be due by July 27, 2020.

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Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program

The 2020-2021 round of grant making for this program is now underway. The deadline to submit Letters of Inquiry has been extended to July 20, 2020.

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Awards

The 26th Annual Research and Journalism Awards

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We are honored to announce the winners for the 26th Annual Health Care Research and Journalism Awards.

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