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
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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
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Promoting Better Pain Management Outcomes: Precision Decision Support for Opioid Prescribing

April 10, 2018 | 11:00 AM
12:00 PM ET

Efforts to prevent opioid addiction often include standardized dosing and supply limits for prescriptions. While beneficial at a population level, these limits have also caused concern that they may restrict appropriate opioid use by those in severe pain. Could a tool for predicting risk for individual patients help to prevent opioid dependence without overly restricting access to medication?

With grant support from NIHCM Foundation, researchers at the University of Maryland have used big data and machine learning to identify risk factors for chronic opioid use. Using those risk factors, they developed precision decision-support tools for prescribing physicians. On this webinar, the researchers discussed their work, its applications, and next steps for bringing these tools into practice.

The discussion covered:

  • the accuracy of state-of-the-art methods for predicting risk of chronic opioid use
  • what a streamlined, easy-to-administer screening tool would look like
  • the limitations of a decision-support system for opioid prescribing
  • the economic costs and benefits of using such a system

This webinar is a project of the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Support for the featured research was provided through NIHCM Foundation’s Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program.

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Speakers

Ritu Agarwal
Margrét Bjarnadòttir
Kislaya Prasad
David Anderson
Kenyon Crowley

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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