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

    As individuals around the world practice physical distancing and quarantine, some may begin to feel increased levels of loneliness and social isolation. This new Data Insights explores the risk factors and identifies key strategies to combat loneliness and social isolation. 

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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.

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Events

April 15, 2020
USC-covid19-webinar-041520

In this webinar, speakers will discuss what questions journalists should ask providers and health systems to gauge their plans and preparedness and to understand the hard calls they are making on rationing care.

April 08, 2020
USC-covid19-webinar-040820

This webinar highlighted how a top reporter stays on top of the story every day and offered actionable tips that will bolster fellow journalists' coverage.

In the News

March 2020
Population Health Spotlight
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Turning the Tide on Mental Health Trends

April 11, 2019 | 12:00 PM
01:30 PM ET

Webinar Transcript

One in five adults in the U.S. experience mental illness including common conditions like anxiety disorders and major depression. In addition to harming emotional well-being, mental illness threatens physical health by increasing the risk of chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Americans also lose $193 billion in earnings each year due to mental illness.

mental health combinedThe second part in our Defying Despair series, this webinar focused on current trends in mental and behavioral health and programs designed to turn the tide for the better. Speakers discussed:

  • The data underpinning trends in mental and behavioral health and implications for prevention strategies
  • Initiatives designed to break down barriers to behavioral health care by integrating services with physical health
  • State policy issues like delivery system and payment reform that are instrumental in improving access to behavioral health care in Medicaid
  • How mental health trends have manifested in rising rates of suicide and substance abuse and declining life expectancy

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

Speakers

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Paul Gionfriddo
Mental Health America
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Suzanne M. Kunis
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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Kitty Purington
National Academy for State Health Policy
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John Auerbach
Trust for America's Health

Presentation Slides

"Mental Health in America" - Paul Gionfriddo, Mental Health America
"Treating the Whole Person: Integrating Behavioral Health in New Jersey" - Suzanne Kunis, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
"Improving Behavioral Health: State Policy Approaches" - Kitty Purington, National Academy for State Health Policy
"Pain in the Nation: A Comprehensive Approach Needed to Address the Suicide and Substance Use Crisis" - John Auerbach, Trust for America's Health

Events

April 15, 2020
USC-covid19-webinar-041520

In this webinar, speakers will discuss what questions journalists should ask providers and health systems to gauge their plans and preparedness and to understand the hard calls they are making on rationing care.

April 08, 2020
USC-covid19-webinar-040820

This webinar highlighted how a top reporter stays on top of the story every day and offered actionable tips that will bolster fellow journalists' coverage.

In the News

March 2020
Population Health Spotlight
newsletter rural urban new

Grants

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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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