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.
  • 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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  • Infographics

    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 23, 2019
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LGBTQ+ individuals face health disparities linked to stigma and discrimination. This webinar will explore the barriers to high quality health care, LGBT teen mental health and ways to train medical students on providing inclusive care.

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.

In the News

October 2019
Population Health Spotlight
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Addressing Health Disparities in the LGBTQ Community

October 23, 2019 | 12:30 PM
02:00 PM ET

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LGBTQ+ individuals face health disparities linked to stigma and discrimination. These disparities are exacerbated when people are unable to access care or are uncomfortable asking providers for the treatment they need. Rates of mental health disorders, substance use disorders, and suicide are higher among LGBTQ populations, but culturally competent health care can make a difference.

With the right tools and training, providers and community partners can build more inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ individuals inside and outside the doctor’s office.

This webinar will explore:

  • The demographics and health care needs of the LGBTQ+ population
  • Barriers to high quality health care for LGBTQ+ people and proposed solutions
  • A toolkit designed to train medical school students and current providers on clinical skills for inclusive care
  • New national survey data on LGBT teen mental health and the role of crisis responders in supplementing the health care system

Speakers

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Alex Keuroghlian
National LGBT Health Education Center
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Jennifer Potter
Harvard Medical School
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Susan Sawning
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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Chris Bright
The Trevor Project

Events

October 23, 2019
LGBT-webinar-graphic

LGBTQ+ individuals face health disparities linked to stigma and discrimination. This webinar will explore the barriers to high quality health care, LGBT teen mental health and ways to train medical students on providing inclusive care.

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.

In the News

October 2019
Population Health Spotlight
maternal-mortality-in-the-news-Oct2019-1

Grants

Journalism GrantsJournalism Grant Program

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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