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
Population Health Spotlight
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The Maternal Mortality Crisis

October 2019, Population Health Spotlight

 

The Maternal Mortality Crisis

Racial and ethnic disparities in maternal mortality rates persist over time and across age groups, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding pregnancy-related deaths from 2007 to 2016. One strategy to address these disparities is to improve access to quality care. The Health Resources and Services Administration recently awarded $9 million to Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas to pilot, test, and develop new and innovative ways to improve access to obstetrics care in rural communities. In New Jersey, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is collaborating with the state's largest health care system to address racial disparities in maternal and child health via the Advancing Health Equity: Leading Care, Payment, and Systems Transformation program.


When E-Cigarettes Aren't Safe: Alternate Approaches to Smoking Cessation

While electronic cigarettes have long been touted by manufacturers as a tool for smoking cessation, the multistate outbreak of lung injury associated with vaping raises new safety concerns. The CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and state and local public health partners are investigating the causes of vaping illness, and the CDC recommends refraining from vaping in the interim.

Fortunately, alternate strategies to promote smoking cessation and prevent tobacco use are producing results. Health organizations are collaborating through public-private partnerships to help people quit smoking and to discourage cigarette use:


NIHCM's Capitol Hill Briefing

Join us at NIHCM's upcoming Capitol Hill Briefing in Washington, D.C., on October 11 to hear health care leaders share their insights on how to build healthier communities, including:

 

  • An update from CDC on their latest opioid overdose prevention efforts and new guidance on opioid prescribing
  • Successful community-led partnerships to fight hunger in rural America and address the drivers of food insecurity
  • State and local initiatives tackling the root causes of health inequities by redesigning health care delivery to meet social needs

Expanded Resources to Fight the Opioid Crisis

As state leaders continue to feel the emotional and financial burdens of the opioid crisis, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has announced $932 million in continued funding of the State Opioid Response grants to support states' efforts in prevention, treatment, and recovery of opioid use disorder. In many states, public and private sector leaders are launching new programs to raise awareness of the dangers of opioids and supplement federal prevention efforts:

  • As part of the Opioid Risk Prevention Partnership, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina launched Perspectives, a video series that portrays the opioid crisis from the perspective of a first responder, a patient and a physician.
  • The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey are collaborating on a two-year Knock Out Opioid Abuse initiative focused on community outreach and prescriber and parent education.
  • In Pennsylvania, Independence Blue Cross Foundation's Someone You Know campaign spreads public awareness about opioid addiction through storytelling.

Connecting Population Health to Value-Based Care

The purpose of value-based care is to move towards paying for care based on health outcomes, rather than paying for volume of services. A new strategic partnership between Navvis and SSM Health seeks to take value-based care a step further by developing a delivery model centered on population health, with a holistic focus to help patients manage their health throughout their lives.

Public and private partners are working together to increase access to obstetrics care and to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in maternal mortality rates.

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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