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
newsletter rural urban new
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Communities for Change: Preventing Suicide

May 08, 2019 | 01:00 PM
02:30 PM ET

Webinar Transcript

We lose someone to suicide every 12 minutes in the United States, and the suicide rate has increased almost 30% in the last two decades. Suicidal attempts and ideations have risen among children and teens in recent years, particularly among girls. Veterans and LGBT youth also face unique risks as suicide rates are higher in these demographic groups relative to nonveterans and heterosexual youth. In addition to the enormous emotional toll of suicide and self-harm, the combined medical and work loss costs amount to over $56.9 billion per year.

suicide infoSuicide is preventable with treatment and support. The third part in our Defying Despair series delved deeper into the data on suicides and explored a range of initiatives designed to prevent suicide in different communities, including:

  • An overview of the statistics on suicide and implications for preventative efforts
  • Discussion of a statewide initiative to improve student mental health and prevent suicide on Michigan college campuses
  • Trends in suicide among veterans and active duty service members and programs designed to serve this community
  • The Trevor Project’s work in providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth

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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Richard McKeon
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
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Nora Maloy
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
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Gloria Workman
Veterans Health Administration
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Chris Bright
The Trevor Project

Presentation Slides

"Suicide Prevention in the United States; Key Issues" - Richard McKeon, SAMHSA
"Campus Suicide: Michigan Model of Campus Mental Health" - Nora Maloy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
"VA's Approach to Suicide Prevention" - Gloria Workman, VA Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
"LGBTQ Youth & Suicide" - Chris Bright, The Trevor Project

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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