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 has become more common over the last decade, particularly among 18- to 25-year-olds. This Data Insights looks at trends in mental health and their implications for the future.

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  • 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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  • Data Insights

    As urbanization increases, an older, sicker and poorer population remains in rural America. Despite the health care challenges posed by these changes, promising initiatives can improve rural health.

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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.

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  • 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

October 11, 2019
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This DC briefing explored ways to build healthier communities by addressing social determinants of health and the opioid crisis.

November 18, 2019
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Part of the Beyond the Beltway: Health Policy Webinars for Journalists series, this webinar explored the current landscape of the long-term care delivery system.

In the News

November 2019
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Preventing Chronic Diseases: Eliminating Obstacles to Healthy Living

October 03, 2018 | 09:00 AM
10:30 AM ET

Chronic diseases touch one of every two U.S. adults and account for 86 percent of our nation’s health spending. However, many chronic diseases may also be preventable by reducing the social risk factors such as lower educational attainment, food insecurity and poverty that play a role in their development. How can innovative partnerships address risk factors and help eliminate the obstacles to healthy living?

This webinar explored strategies for preventing chronic diseases and consider the drivers of poor health. Speakers discussed:

  • Evidence-based strategies that are transforming environments – from schools to worksites – to support healthy choices
  • How social workers are addressing social determinants of health and partnering with paramedics to reduce ED visits and readmissions
  • Partnerships between primary care and community-based organizations to improve housing conditions and target racial disparities in maternal and infant mortality
  • Opportunities for Medicare Advantage to cover non-medical services and curb the cost of chronic disease

Speakers

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Kenneth Thorpe
Emory University
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Katie Eyes
BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Foundation
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Becky Wampler
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
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Carol Robbins
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield

Presentation Slides

"The Impact and Prevention of Chronic Disease," Kenneth Thorpe, Emory University
"Community-Centered Solutions to Improving Health," Katie Eyes, BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Foundation
"Healthy Hometown: Make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice," Becky Wampler, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
"Social Workers: Joining the Fight for Better Health," Carol A. Robbins, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield

Additional Resources

Events

October 11, 2019
CHB-2019-Graphic

This DC briefing explored ways to build healthier communities by addressing social determinants of health and the opioid crisis.

November 18, 2019
alliance-image-111819

Part of the Beyond the Beltway: Health Policy Webinars for Journalists series, this webinar explored the current landscape of the long-term care delivery system.

In the News

November 2019
Population Health Spotlight
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Grants

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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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