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.

    Learn More
  • 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. 

    Learn More
  • 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.

    Press Release Watch the Video
  • 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
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7

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
ShareThis

Social Determinants of Health: Technology and Workforce Approaches

January 27, 2020 | 01:00 PM
02:30 PM ET

Webinar Transcript

The social determinants of health–defined as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age–influence 50% of health outcomes. Recognizing that addressing unmet social needs can have an outsized impact in improving health, leaders are leveraging technology and nonmedical professionals to meet people where they are.

This webinar explored:

  • An overview of federal innovation models addressing health-related social needs of Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries
  • How data collection and technology can facilitate identification of need and provision of services
  • How Anthem is taking a housing-first approach in Indiana through collaborative partnerships that are improving overall health and quality of life
  • How a Florida health plan is using retail centers and community specialists to provide information and social services to consumers

Speakers

karendesalvo-new
Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc
National Alliance to Impact the Social Determinants of Health
friedman
Rivka Friedman
Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation
gilbert
Alan Gilbert, JD
Anthem, Inc.
wells-image
Kelli Tice Wells, MD
Florida Blue

Presentation Slides

"CMMI and Social Determinants of Health: Addressing health-related social needs among CMMI Model participants," Rivka Friedman, CMMI
"A National Perspective," Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, Msc, National Alliance to Impact the Social Determinants of Health; Google Health
"Initiatives to Tackle Social Determinants of Health and Improve Care," Alan Gilbert, JD, Anthem
"A Community Approach: Local Solutions to Address the Social Determinants of Health," Kelli Tice Wells, MD, Florida Blue

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

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.

Read More


NYTUpshotLogo

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.

Read More

Awards

The 26th Annual Research and Journalism Awards

Winners Announcment 2018 1

We are honored to announce the finalists for the 26th Annual Health Care Research and Journalism Awards.

Learn More