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

    Congratulations to the winners of the 22nd Annual NIHCM Awards! The winning entries were chosen by independent panels of highly esteemed journalists and researchers. The winners were honored at a banquet in Washington, DC and each received a $10,000 prize.

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  • 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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  • 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 genetic counseling industry, exposing conflicts of interest, lack of regulation and a high incidence of inaccurate results for some prenatal tests. This ongoing NECIR investigation is supported by a NIHCM grant.

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Events

July 18, 2016
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This webinar explored ways to bridge the gap between primary care and behavioral health care, including evidence-based rating scales that measure the severity of an illness; a model that involves embedding behavioral health specialists in primary care clinics; uses of collaborative care and telehealth; and what the White House and SAMHSA are doing to reduce disparities in access to behavioral health care.

June 06, 2016
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One in five American kids lives below the federal poverty line—a start that leads to health disparities and life-long achievement gaps. Services like home visits for new mothers have been proven to mitigate the impact of poverty on young kids, and a new model is shaking up the way these services are financed.

Expert Voices

Peter Shin, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, George Washington University
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NIHCM Resources

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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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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Since 2000, the number of babies born dependent on opioids due to maternal drug use has increased 5-fold nationally and 16-fold in the state of Tennessee. This brief describes BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation's efforts to address this growing problem.

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Living in poverty can have serious health consequences. Lower-income Americans are at higher risk of developing chronic diseases, and providers report challenges ensuring compliance with treatment guidelines when their patients have limited resources.

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Events

July 18, 2016
Behavioral_Health_Webinar_Graphic

This webinar explored ways to bridge the gap between primary care and behavioral health care, including evidence-based rating scales that measure the severity of an illness; a model that involves embedding behavioral health specialists in primary care clinics; uses of collaborative care and telehealth; and what the White House and SAMHSA are doing to reduce disparities in access to behavioral health care.

June 06, 2016
Pay_For_Success_Graphic_Invite_Size

One in five American kids lives below the federal poverty line—a start that leads to health disparities and life-long achievement gaps. Services like home visits for new mothers have been proven to mitigate the impact of poverty on young kids, and a new model is shaking up the way these services are financed.

Expert Voices

Peter Shin, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, George Washington University
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Grants

OpioidsTreatmentNew Healthcare Triage Video on Opioid Treatment

In this video, Dr. Aaron Carroll reviews the treatment options available to those addicted or dependent on opioids and 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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