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. 32

NIHCM Maternal and Child Health Updates

Webinar ArchiveNeonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Strategies for States and Health Plans — This webinar, co-hosted by ASTHO, explored strategies for reducing drug abuse and treating substance-exposed newborns.

Issue BriefBorn Too Early: Improving Maternal and Child Health by Reducing Early Elective Deliveries — This brief highlights strategies for public and private collaboration around education and payment reforms to reduce early elective deliveries.

Fact SheetPreventing Early Childhood Obesity in North Carolina — This fact sheet highlights the early success and future expansion of Shape NC, a partnership to help improve the nutrition and physical activity of young children through child care centers and community alliances.

Other NIHCM News

Latest Expert Voices EssayMeeting the Demand for Primary Care: Nurse Practitioners Answer the Call by John Iglehart

Webinar ArchiveImproving Access to Integrated Palliative Care

Health Plan Initiatives to Improve Maternal and Child Health

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation awarded a $1 million grant to construct a neonatal abstinence syndrome treatment unit at the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

The Highmark Foundation hosted a symposium called "Huddle Up Against Bullying" to discuss linking community, school and health care professionals in bullying prevention. In collaboration with the Center for Safe Schools and Clemson Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life, Highmark Foundation also released a new white paper, “Integrating Bullying Prevention and Restorative Practices in Schools: Considerations for Practitioners and Policymakers.”

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Foundation presented the Boys and Girls Club of America with the first Health Champion Award for its Triple Play program. The award recognizes an individual or organization that is making a positive impact on the health and wellness of the country.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois awarded a $15,000 Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant to the nonprofit Angelic Organics Learning Center to support its Roots & Wings Urban Agriculture and Youth Development Program.

Wellmark named 16 community project winners in Iowa and South Dakota as part of its 75th Anniversary celebration contest. The winning projects inspire and encourage healthy behaviors to improve overall community health and wellness.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts awarded its 2014 William C. Van Faasen Community Service Sabbatical to Project 352, a youth organization focused on leadership development and community service.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is partnering with the Detroit Pistons to sponsor the Mob Squad—a youth hip-hop and jazz dance team—to connect kids and get them moving and developing healthier habits.

The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey awarded over $600,000 in grants to 31 nonprofit organizations. Grantees include Friends of Grace Seniors, to support the Obesity Prevention Program for Korean-American Children and Youth, which provides screening, education, one-on-one counseling and special physical activity classes.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation helped launch the state’s five-year obesity action plan, www.SCaledown.org, a collaboration to make healthy choices easier in communities, work sites, health care, schools and child care.

Public Sector Strategies to Improve Maternal and Child Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its Parents Are the Key website for National Teen Driver Week (October 19-25). The website contains new English and Spanish materials and resources for parents, pediatricians and other partners, including a Parent-Teen Driving Agreement. The CDC also released the 2012 data from the National Vital Statistics System on its Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS). Motor vehicle fatalities remain the leading cause of death for teenagers.

The CDC’s September Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Supplement reported that millions of infants, children and adolescents in the United States are not receiving key clinical preventive services. The CDC has published a Prevention Checklist for parents to increase awareness of the recommended preventive services by age group. The CDC recommends that health care providers inform parents about the list while also incorporating clinical prevention services into their practices and adopting electronic and personal health records.

The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council released a report, “Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults,” calling attention to the surprisingly poor health profile of young adults and the consequences for future health, educational attainment and economic well-being. The report provides recommendations for improving the health of this population, such as easing the transition from pediatric to adult medical and behavioral health care and enhancing preventive care specifically for young adults.

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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