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.
  • 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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  • Awards

    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.

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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

November 18, 2019
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Part of the Beyond the Beltway: Health Policy Webinars for Journalists series, this webinar will explore the current landscape of the long-term care delivery system.

November 13, 2019
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This webinar will explore how leaders are leveraging the unique strengths of rural communities to develop and implement promising solutions.

In the News

November 2019
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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

November 18, 2019
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Part of the Beyond the Beltway: Health Policy Webinars for Journalists series, this webinar will explore the current landscape of the long-term care delivery system.

November 13, 2019
Rural-Health-Webinar-Graphic

This webinar will explore how leaders are leveraging the unique strengths of rural communities to develop and implement promising solutions.

In the News

November 2019
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

We are no longer accepting letters of inquiry for the 2019-2020 round of grantmaking. A small number of applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal in September.

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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 were honored at a banquet in Washington, DC, in May.

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