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.

    Press Release Advisory Board
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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
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
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Stopping the Superbug Threat: A Growing Imperative

April 18, 2018 | 09:00 AM
10:30 AM ET

The CDC recently reported that a study of 5,776 bacteria samples from nursing homes and hospitals across the country found 221 cases of “nightmare bacteria”—bacteria that are nearly impossible to treat with available drugs and have mortality rates as high as 50 percent. Each year more than 2 million Americans become infected with some form of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. And while total bacterial infections have held steady, cases of antibiotic-resistant infection rose from 5 to 11 percent in just over a decade. Superbugs are a significant threat to public health that requires we rethink the way we develop and use antibiotics.

This webinar explored strategies for holding the superbug threat in check. Speakers discussed:

  • The CDC’s containment strategy for antibiotic resistance, which includes testing patients who are asymptomatic but might carry and spread the germs
  • Strengthening financial incentives to bring novel antibiotics to market, including through FDA fast-tracking, market exclusivity and value-based reimbursement
  • The impact of past congressional legislation to spur the development of new antibiotics
  • Ways to reduce inappropriate prescription of antibiotics, such as using insurance data to identify unusual prescription patterns for targeted interventions
  • How journalistic storytelling can help patients understand the personal and global risks of antibiotic misuse and begin to change behaviors

Speakers

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Alexander J. Kallen, MD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Dmitri Iarikov, MD, PhD
Food and Drug Administration
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Monika Schneider, PhD
Duke-Margolis Center on Health Policy
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William Frese, MD
Health Care Service Corporation
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Larry Kirkman
American University
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Rick Young
PBS Frontline

Presentation Slides

"CDC Vital Signs: Containing Unusual Resistance," Alexander J. Kallen, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"FDA Approaches to Facilitate Antibacterial Drug Development for Patients with Unmet Medicaid Need," Dmitri Iarikov, MD, PhD, Food and Drug Administration
"Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance: Economic Incentives for Innovation and Stewardship," Monika Schneider, PhD, Duke-Margolis Center on Health Policy
"Health Care Service Corporation's Effort to Address Antibiotic Resistance," William Frese, MD, MPH, Health Care Service Corporation
"Public Engagement and Education Efforts on Antibiotic Resistance," Larry Kirkman, American University & Rick Young, PBS Frontline

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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