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.
  • Awards

    NIHCM Foundation is pleased to welcome Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Dr. Aaron E. Carroll and Eliza Barclay to the independent judges panel of the NIHCM Awards. All three bring considerable expertise to the prestigious panel.

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  • 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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  • 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

January 27, 2020
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This webinar will explore public and private sector efforts to improve health outcomes by addressing social determinants of health.

December 19, 2019
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Part of the Beyond the Beltway: Health Policy Webinars for Journalists series, this rapid response webinar explained the December 18th ruling from the Fifth Circuit on the Affordable Care Act.

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In the News

January 2020
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Taking a Personal Approach to Fighting Substance Use Disorder

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Recovery coaches help patients with substance use disorder by serving as a personal guide through the challenges of overcoming addiction, from treatment to recovery and social re-integration. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is providing a total of $1 million in grants to support the developing recovery coach workforce and to learn about patient experiences with these programs.

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Ending the Confusion Over Breast Cancer Screening

Many women have experienced false alarms in breast cancer screening, and guidance over how frequently to get screened has changed over the years. The WISDOM (Women Informed to Screen Depending on Measures of Risk) Study is gathering data to inform screening protocols that effectively detect breast cancer while reducing false alarms. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is encouraging their beneficiaries to get involved. Learn more

Bringing Health Care into The Neighborhood

Chicago’s Pullman community is getting a new neighborhood health care center with free educational workshops and wellness classes like yoga to focus on “whole person wellness.” The Blue Door Neighborhood Center, founded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, will open in April 2019. The center will be open to everyone in the community and will offer meeting space for local non-profits. Learn more


Unemployment, Clinician Shortages & Newborn Opioid Exposure

New research supported in part by a NIHCM grant found significant associations between higher long-term unemployment, higher mental health clinician shortages and higher rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). NAS refers to the withdrawal symptoms experienced by newborns following exposure to drugs in the womb. Learn more


Trends in Public Health: Opioid Overdose, Antibiotic Resistance & Chronic Disease

The CDC’s roll-up of the biggest public health threats of 2018 highlights challenges we will continue to face in 2019. As opioid overdose deaths continue to rise, American life expectancy continues to fall. Concerns about antibiotic resistant drugs are bringing together diverse stakeholders, from pharmaceutical companies to food animal producers. The CDC is actively working in these areas to make a difference. Learn more

Funding Opportunity – Building Communities of Recovery

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is now accepting applications through April 2, 2019, for its Building Communities of Recovery grant program. Recovery Community Organizations that are private nonprofit entities in states, territories, or tribes are eligible to apply. Learn more

Recovery coaches help patients with substance use disorder by serving as a personal guide from treatment through recovery.

Events

January 27, 2020
SDOH-webinar-graphic-012720

This webinar will explore public and private sector efforts to improve health outcomes by addressing social determinants of health.

December 19, 2019
shutterstock_560761723_1

Part of the Beyond the Beltway: Health Policy Webinars for Journalists series, this rapid response webinar explained the December 18th ruling from the Fifth Circuit on the Affordable Care Act.

Watch the Recording

In the News

January 2020
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

Nine new grantees for the 2019-2020 funding cycle have been announced! We will begin accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2020-2021 funding cycle in late spring 2020.

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Awards

Now Accepting Entries for the 26th Annual Research and Journalism Awards

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Submit your research or reporting published in 2019 by February 3, 2020 for a chance to win up to $20,000. Winners and finalists will be recognized at a dinner in Washington, D.C., in May 2020.

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