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.

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  • 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

    Mental illness is increasingly common among young people but many are not receiving the treatment that they need. This Data Insights explores current trends in youth mental health and opportunities to improve outcomes.

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  • 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.

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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.

    Press Release Advisory Board
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Events

April 08, 2020
USC-covid19-webinar-040820

This webinar will highlight how a top reporter stays on top of the story every day, and will offer actionable tips that will bolster fellow journalists' coverage.

March 18, 2020
Alliance-covid19-webinar-image

This COVID-19 Webinar Miniseries synthesizes the information in the headlines to provide cohesive insight into the status of the response and remaining gaps in the system that must be addressed to limit the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.

In the News

March 2020
Population Health Spotlight
newsletter rural urban new

State of Mind: Alzheimers & Healthy Aging

July 2019, Population Health Spotlight

State of Mind: Alzheimer's & Healthy Aging

As the population of people living with Alzheimer’s is projected to more than double by 2050, states need to be prepared to respond to the disease as a public health issue. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated their Alzheimer's Disease and Healthy Aging Data Portal with state-by-state data on caregiving, mental health and Alzheimer’s Disease that can be used for “prioritization and evaluation of public health interventions.”

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Fighting the Flu: Longest Season in a Decade

The 2018-2019 flu season lasted for 21 weeks, which is the longest in a decade. While the CDC ranked the severity as “moderate,” the flu still killed 61,200 people last year. The flu virus evolves from year to year, so public health officials develop seasonal vaccines to protect people from the most prominent strains. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health hope to develop a universal vaccine that targets structural properties of the virus that stay constant across strains to better defend against the threat of a flu pandemic.

Teen Health: How Does Your State Measure Up?

New data sheets from the Department of Health and Human Services compare state metrics of adolescent health and well-being to national averages, including information on mental health, depression and suicide; substance use; teen birth rates and more.


Personal Perspectives on Social Determinants of Health

Research on social determinants of health often evaluates systems at a community level, but how do individual people view social determinants in their own lives? Anthem’s Public Policy Institute evaluated these different perspectives in partnership with Quid, finding that people focus more on the role of the health care system and their ability to navigate it than on structural factors often featured in academic research like education and income level. For example, people worry about finding the right doctor and obtaining transportation to appointments, among other issues.


Powerhouse Research Partnerships for Better Medical Research

Rutgers University is teaming up with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to combine their research capabilities with Horizon’s data and clinical expertise in a medical research partnership. Projects include research to improve the certainty of cancer screenings; making flu vaccines more effective; responding to the health impact of climate change; and evaluating virtual reality devices as an alternative pain treatment to opioids.

New data from the CDC provides a state-by-state look of Alzheimer’s Disease, caregiving and mental health.

Events

April 08, 2020
USC-covid19-webinar-040820

This webinar will highlight how a top reporter stays on top of the story every day, and will offer actionable tips that will bolster fellow journalists' coverage.

March 18, 2020
Alliance-covid19-webinar-image

This COVID-19 Webinar Miniseries synthesizes the information in the headlines to provide cohesive insight into the status of the response and remaining gaps in the system that must be addressed to limit the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.

In the News

March 2020
Population Health Spotlight
newsletter rural urban new

Grants

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NIHCM has announced its 2019 journalism grantees. We will begin accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2020-2021 funding cycle in late spring 2020.

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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.

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Awards

The 26th Annual Research and Journalism Awards

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

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