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.
  • 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
  • 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.

    Press Release Judges Panels The NIHCM Awards
  • 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
  • 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

February 24, 2020
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This webinar explored cross-sector strategies to prevent teen substance and suicide, as well as the role of school-based health services in providing behavioral health care.

January 27, 2020
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This webinar explored public and private sector efforts to improve health outcomes by addressing social determinants of health.

In the News

February 2020
Population Health Spotlight
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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

February 24, 2020
Teen-Mental-Health-webinar-graphic

This webinar explored cross-sector strategies to prevent teen substance and suicide, as well as the role of school-based health services in providing behavioral health care.

January 27, 2020
SDOH-webinar-graphic-012720

This webinar explored public and private sector efforts to improve health outcomes by addressing social determinants of health.

In the News

February 2020
Population Health Spotlight
newsletter-alcohol-deaths-v2

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 no longer accepting entries for this year's awards cycle. Winners and finalists will be recognized at a dinner in Washington, D.C., in May 2020.

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