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. 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

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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