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. 31

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NIHCM Foundation is partnering with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) on a webinar, "Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Strategies for States and Health Plans" to be held July 16, 2014 at 1: 30pm ET. Presentations from the White House Office of Drug Control Policy, ASTHO, BlueCross and BlueShield of Tennessee, and the University of Florida College of Medicine will highlight strategies for preventing and treating neonatal abstinence syndrome.

NIHCM Maternal and Child Health Updates

Webinar ArchiveInvesting in a Healthier America: Health Plan and Community Partnerships — On February 11th NIHCM Foundation held a webinar on public-private collaborations aimed at improving community health.

New Issue Brief — "Born Too Early: Improving Maternal and Child Health by Reducing Early Elective Deliveries"

Latest Fact Sheet — "Missed Opportunities to Prevent Cervical Cancer: Strategies to Increase HPV Vaccination"

The American Public Health Association press recently released a book, "A Public Health Approach to Bullying Prevention." The authors presented this work and highlighted Highmark Health's model bullying prevention initiative in a NIHCM Foundation webinar and fact sheet.

Other NIHCM News

Save the Date! Upcoming webinars Bundled Payments for Oncology: Creating Value-Based Episodes of Care, August 22, 2014, and Improving Access to Integrated Palliative Care, September 10, 2014

Health Plan Initiatives to Improve Maternal and Child Health

Highmark Foundation and NIHCM Staff presented NIHCM’s childhood injury prevention research at the 2014 Safe States Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA May 20-22.

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation has donated over $1.5 million to a YMCA in a high-need area.

Premera Blue Cross has launched a free nutrition-focused social platform to support people in making better food choices.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina presented their efforts to eliminate early elective deliveries on the Catalyst for Payment Reform’s National Virtual Summit on Maternity Care Payment Reform.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a suite of publications from the 2012 Massachusetts Health Reform Survey.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota’s Center for Prevention has funded nearly $450,000 to help organizations engage community members in authentic and culturally relevant ways.

The WellPoint Foundation has dedicated $10 million towards the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s efforts to combat the growing rate of childhood obesity through its Triple Play program.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has partnered with the Museum of Life and Science to create a “Walk or the Week” program designed to lead families on educational scavenger hunts though the museum’s woodland property

Public Sector Strategies to Improve Maternal and Child Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control released a report, Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action and a companion guide in June 2014. The guide outlines the high human and material cost of youth violence to our society and offers action steps that can be taken immediately to reduce the burden of youth violence.

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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