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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Tackling Homelessness as a Health Care Problem

April 2019, Population Health Spotlight

Homelessness not only increases the risk of illness and injury – it can also exacerbate existing health conditions and prolong recovery. Access to stable housing is increasingly recognized as an important factor in health outcomes, and leaders in health care are looking to help. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation is providing a $74,900 grant to community nonprofits in Indianapolis, which has 51% of the state’s homeless population, to help almost 150 people find permanent housing.

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Funding Opportunity - Youth Homeless Program Funding

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is now accepting applications through May 15, 2019, for its Youth Homeless Demonstration Program. HUD is offering up to $75 million in grants to support up to 25 local communities in ending youth homelessness.

Setting Aside Stigma: Focus on Behavioral Health

The stigma around behavioral health issues remains a barrier to seeking care for people who are struggling. Health plans hope to change that by normalizing discussion of behavioral health, integrating services seamlessly with physical health care and by investing in community-based programs that make a difference. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee uses care management to coordinate behavioral health care, and Premera Blue Cross is providing $595,000 in grants for behavioral health solutions in underserved communities.


NIHCM Webinar: Turning the Tide on Mental Health Trends

One in five adults in the U.S. experience mental illness including common conditions like anxiety disorders and major depression. In addition to harming emotional well-being, mental illness threatens physical health by increasing the risk of chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

The second part in our Defying Despair series, this webinar will focus on current trends in mental and behavioral health and programs designed to turn the tide for the better.


Medicine Via Drone? New Approaches to Rural Health

Rural communities present unique geographical challenges for providing health care, but technology like autonomous vehicles, drones and tele-enabled ambulances has the potential to transform access to care across large distances. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and the Texas A&M Health Science Center are launching a joint program to evaluate challenges in rural health care delivery and to design innovative technology-based solutions

What Big Data Can Tell Us About Our Health

“Any time in upstate New York when there is snow accumulation of two inches or less, there is actually increased incidents of cardiac episodes.”

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York’s manager of decision sciences explains on this podcast how they are using member data and other widely available data like the weather to better understand who may need care and how to better serve them.

Access to stable housing is increasingly recognized as an important factor in health outcomes, and leaders in health care are helping people in their communities find permanent housing.

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
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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

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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