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.
  • 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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  • 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

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.

November 26, 2019
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Part of the Health Matters webinar series, this webinar explored the likelihood of drug pricing legislation passing before the end of 2019.

In the News

December 2019
Population Health Spotlight
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U.S. Health Care Spending: The Big Picture

Key Points From This Brief:

  • Total spending on health care in the U.S. accounted for almost 18 percent of GDP in 2010 — about 50 percent higher than in the next closest comparable developed countries — and is projected to reach nearly 20 percent in the next decade.

  • In the past 3 years, spending has grown at its slowest pace in 50 years, largely as a result of the recession. However growth has actually been slowing every year since 2001, signaling the presence of other influences beyond the economic downturn.

  • Despite this slowdown, health spending growth has consistently outpaced economic growth, with an average “excess cost growth” of 1.5 to 2.5 percentage points depending on the time period and program considered.

  • Because it accounts for a large share of total spending and is growing rapidly, the hospital sector was responsible for almost 40 percent of the increase in per-capita health spending between 2006 and 2010. Higher spending on physician and clinical services and on home health and other long-term care accounted for another 35 percent of the per-capita spending increase. 

  • Reliance on public sources of financing has grown appreciably over the past 25 years, with nearly all of the increase coming at the Federal level through higher outlays for Medicare and Medicaid.

  • Despite increases in real out-of-pocket payments for health care services, the share of personal health care spending paid directly through out-of-pocket payments has fallen dramatically as public and private insurance programs have grown in significance.

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Events

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.

November 26, 2019
usc-drug-prices

Part of the Health Matters webinar series, this webinar explored the likelihood of drug pricing legislation passing before the end of 2019.

In the News

December 2019
Population Health Spotlight
preterm-births-2019

Grants

Journalism GrantsJournalism Grant Program

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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