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.
  • Press Release

    Mike Leavitt has joined NIHCM Foundation's Advisory Board. Under President George W. Bush, Leavitt served as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and then as Secretary of Health and Human Services, where he lead the implementation of the Medicare Part D program.

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  • Events

    This Capitol Hill briefing brought together leaders who have served in Democratic and Republican Administrations, led and advised major health care companies, and spurred improvements in health policy for many decades. They shared their insights on the outlook for health policy post-election and their experiences spearheading the transformation of health care payment and delivery.

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  • Journalism Grants

    The issue of teen homelessness in America finds the spotlight as The Homestretch accepts an Emmy Award for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting: Long Form. The Director & Producer began her acceptance speech with a sobering reminder: “There are 1.6 million homeless kids in America right now and 86,000 in New York public schools today, right now.”

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  • Research Grants

    The New York Times had a front-page story highlighting a major advance in the understanding of prices and spending in private health insurance. The featured study, led by Zack Cooper, was supported by grants from NIHCM Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund.

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  • Journalism Grants

    The Boston Globe published a front-page story on the growing demand for biological samples used in drug development and other medical research—and the growing interest of patients in controlling their own genetic material. This ongoing NECIR investigation is supported by a NIHCM grant.

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Events

October 26, 2016
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There’s a growing sense of uncertainty about the future of the ACA’s insurance exchanges. While 12 million people received coverage through the exchanges this year, most of them with subsidies, the upcoming open enrollment period has brought a wave of news stories highlighting each new rate increase or insurer exiting a market. This webinar took a balanced look at what’s really happening in the exchange markets and what changes are necessary to ensure consumer choice and affordability.

October 05, 2016
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This Capitol Hill briefing brought together leaders who have served in Democratic and Republican Administrations, led and advised major health care companies, and spurred improvements in health policy for many decades. They shared their insights on the outlook for health policy post-election and their experiences spearheading the transformation of health care payment and delivery.

NIHCM Resources

In this essay, Dr. Peter Shin presents highlights from his study of how community health centers are faring post-ACA, including the challenges of operating in states that chose not to expand Medicaid coverage. Shin also notes that critical federal funding could be in jeopardy after 2017 unless Congress takes action.

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This fact sheet details how Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and a powerful coalition of stakeholders launched a series of school-based obesity prevention programs designed to help schools with different sets of needs and resources.

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In this chart story, we review key projections for Medicare and Social Security, identify trends that are unsustainable, and explain how growing entitlement and interest spending affect the federal budget.

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Read about important events, research, community investments and programs to improve public health in NIHCM's newsletter, Population Health Spotlight.

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This essay takes a look at developments in the small group market since the passage of the ACA and highlights several issues that could threaten the long-term viability of this market as implementation moves forward.

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Events

October 26, 2016
Exchanges-Webinar-Graphic-email-version

There’s a growing sense of uncertainty about the future of the ACA’s insurance exchanges. While 12 million people received coverage through the exchanges this year, most of them with subsidies, the upcoming open enrollment period has brought a wave of news stories highlighting each new rate increase or insurer exiting a market. This webinar took a balanced look at what’s really happening in the exchange markets and what changes are necessary to ensure consumer choice and affordability.

October 05, 2016
Future-of-Health-Care-in-America-Graphic-Web-2

This Capitol Hill briefing brought together leaders who have served in Democratic and Republican Administrations, led and advised major health care companies, and spurred improvements in health policy for many decades. They shared their insights on the outlook for health policy post-election and their experiences spearheading the transformation of health care payment and delivery.

Grants

OpioidsTreatmentNew Video on Opioid Addiction & Treatment

In this video, Dr. Aaron Carroll reviews the treatment options available to those addicted or dependent on opioids. He also highlights the importance of efforts to prevent addiction.

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Groundbreaking Study Looks at Prices and Spending in Private Insurance

The New York Times had a front-page story highlighting a major advance in the evidence on private health spending. The featured study, led by Zack Cooper, was supported by a grant from NIHCM Foundation.

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Awards

Congratulations to This Year's NIHCM Award Winners

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NIHCM Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 22nd Annual Health Care Journalism and Research Awards.

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