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
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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

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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