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 will explore 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
mental-health infographic-May2019

Maternal & Child Health Newsletter, Iss. 35

Featured

Reducing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Tennessee — NIHCM Foundation recently published a fact sheet highlighting innovative strategies used by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation to improve treatment for babies born dependent on drugs, or with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), to provide support for pregnant women struggling with addiction and to reverse NAS trends.

NIHCM News

Webinar & Event Recordings Available

Journalism Grantee Updates

National Coalition Resources

  • The National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Infant Sleep released The National Action Plan to Increase Safe Infant Sleep on a webinar hosted by HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Health Plan Initiatives to Improve Maternal and Child Health

Premera Blue Cross released a list of ways parents can help their teens take charge of their own preventive care and take responsibility for maintaining their own health and health care.

The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey has awarded $846,600 in grants to community-based organizations for programs and initiatives focused on improving public health and enhancing quality of life, including grants to Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey for an asthma management program and to UrbanPromise Ministries in Camden for an obesity prevention program for students.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation announced a one-year, $100,000 grant to the March of Dimes to support group-based prenatal care and enable the March of Dimes to make group-based prenatal care available to more women in Ohio by supporting programs across the state.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia and West Virginia Family Health announced that Lily's Place, a residential recovery center for infants born drug exposed, will join their commercial PPO and Medicaid HMO networks.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and its foundation have awarded over $1.2 million to safety net health clinics dedicated to expanding access to health care, including critical specialty care, for Michigan’s underinsured and uninsured residents.

Public Sector Strategies to Improve Maternal and Child Health

The CDC announced an updated version of DATING MATTERS®: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention, a free, online course available to educators, school personnel, youth mentors and others dedicated to improving teen health. New features include graphic novel scenarios, interactive exercises, updated resources and a fresh user experience.

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) launched The Center for Changing Our Campus Culture, a new comprehensive online clearinghouse containing the newest information, resources, and materials on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on campus. The site is intended for campus administrators, faculty, staff, campus and community law enforcement, victim service providers, students, parents and other key stakeholders.

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 will explore 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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