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

    This week 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

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.

May 08, 2019
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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.

In the News

May 2019
Population Health Spotlight
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Stopping Diabetes in its Tracks

March 2019, Population Health Spotlight

What if you could stop diabetes before it starts? Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina intends to do just that by investing $5 million in the Diabetes Free NC initiative. While one in three adults in North Carolina live with prediabetes - roughly 2.6 million people - prevention programs can reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 60 percent.

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Housing is Healing: Opioid Recovery Transitional Housing

For people recovering from opioid addiction, living in a supportive environment can help prevent relapse. Access to recovery housing can be particularly challenging in rural communities where housing is limited and rates of opioid addiction are highest. Two federal agencies are teaming up to sell government-owned buildings to nonprofits to provide housing and other recovery services, including treatment and job training.

Bringing Communities Together to Break Down Health Barriers

From addressing social isolation among seniors to ensuring children are well fed during school breaks, nonprofit organizations in Willmar, Minnesota are working to meet a wide range of social needs to improve community health. To support this important work, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota recently awarded over $260,000 to support 21 organizations. The nonprofits have diverse mission areas including promoting breastfeeding and teaching safer driving practices, as well as providing services like autism behavior therapy and mental health support.


NIHCM Webinar: The Science of Well-being

As rates of substance abuse, depression and suicide rise in the U.S., there is a growing need for a more holistic approach to well-being. From physical and mental health to financial security and social connectedness, scientific research shows that people with higher well-being are healthier and live longer.

The first segment in a four-part series entitled “Defying Despair,” this webinar will explore the scientific research on well-being and the steps to applying those findings in our daily life.


Promoting Well-being in the School House

For many students, school-based health centers are the first line of defense in preventing, screening and treating health issues like mental health, substance use and obesity. Because of this important role, the Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $11 million to 120 school-based health centers to renovate facilities and purchase equipment.

The New Prescription: Healthy Meals

Doctors know that people need nutrient rich food in order to sustain a healthy lifestyle and to recover from illness and disease. Now they might be able to write a prescription for it. Health plans across the country are launching new initiatives to get healthy meals in the hands of consumers. Last month, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts partnered with a nonprofit to provide free customized meals for people with congestive heart failure following their discharge from the hospital. Similarly, Health Care Service Corporation and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Institute introduced the delivery service foodQ in areas of Chicago and Dallas to increase access to healthy meals in food deserts for customers to purchase via a subscription or flat fee.

Come Intern With Us!

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player to join our collaborative office as a Health Care Policy Intern for Summer 2019. Apply by March 15, 2019.

While one in three adults in North Carolina have prediabetes, prevention programs can reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 60%.

Events

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.

May 08, 2019
Suicide-webinar-graphic-1

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.

In the News

May 2019
Population Health Spotlight
mental-health infographic-May2019

Grants

Journalism GrantsJournalism Grant Program

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 now accepting letters of inquiry for the 2019-2020 round of grantmaking. The deadline for submissions is July 9, 2019.

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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 will be honored at a banquet in Washington, DC, in May.

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