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

    As individuals around the world practice physical distancing and quarantine, some may begin to feel increased levels of loneliness and social isolation. This new Data Insights explores the risk factors and identifies key strategies to combat loneliness and social isolation. 

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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 15, 2020
USC-covid19-webinar-041520

In this webinar, speakers will discuss what questions journalists should ask providers and health systems to gauge their plans and preparedness and to understand the hard calls they are making on rationing care.

April 08, 2020
USC-covid19-webinar-040820

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

In the News

March 2020
Population Health Spotlight
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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

April 15, 2020
USC-covid19-webinar-041520

In this webinar, speakers will discuss what questions journalists should ask providers and health systems to gauge their plans and preparedness and to understand the hard calls they are making on rationing care.

April 08, 2020
USC-covid19-webinar-040820

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

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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