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.
  • 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
  • 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.

    Press Release Winners Finalists
  • 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.

  • Webinars

    As recognition of our country's mental and behavioral health challenges grows, Americans are looking for answers that will increase their happiness and well-being and prevent deaths of despair related to mental health, opioids and suicide. Our four-part webinar series delves into the research and explores innovative strategies and evidence-based solutions to lift our society from crisis.

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  • Grants

    NIHCM Foundation has awarded ten grants for health care journalism including investigative reporting, public engagement campaigns for documentaries and educational opportunities for reporters.

    Press Release All Journalism Grantees Apply for Funding
  • Grants

    NIHCM has awarded over $400,000 in grants to support seven investigator-initiated research studies on topics including value-based drug pricing and Medicaid expansion.

    Press Release All Research Grantees Apply for Funding
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Events

June 13, 2019
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The final part in our four-part Defying Despair series, this webinar discussed ongoing efforts to increase access to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder and guide people on a path to recovery.

May 16, 2019
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Manufacturer practices under the current patent system have come under scrutiny for blocking or delaying the entry of generic or biosimilar drugs into the market. During this webinar, panelists explored the relationship between patents, prices and patient access.

In the News

July 2019
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Taking a Personal Approach to Fighting Substance Use Disorder

February 2019, Population Health Spotlight

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

June 13, 2019
opioids-2019-webinar-graphic

The final part in our four-part Defying Despair series, this webinar discussed ongoing efforts to increase access to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder and guide people on a path to recovery.

May 16, 2019
Alliance-Rx-Patent-Webinar-052019

Manufacturer practices under the current patent system have come under scrutiny for blocking or delaying the entry of generic or biosimilar drugs into the market. During this webinar, panelists explored the relationship between patents, prices and patient access.

In the News

July 2019
Population Health Spotlight
ALZ-panel1-June2019

Grants

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We are now accepting letters of inquiry for the 2019-2020 round of grantmaking. The deadline for submissions is July 15, 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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