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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Nearly half of adults who died by suicide visited a primary care physician within a month before their deaths, according to an influential study. Primary care is on the front lines facing behavioral health crises like suicide and opioid abuse, yet studies show that primary care providers often lack the time and resources to treat mental health and substance use disorders. This webinar explored ways to bridge the gap between primary care and behavioral health care.

June 28, 2016
Pay-for-performance

This webinar, hosted by USC Annenberg’s Center for Health Journalism, toured the existing evidence on pay for performance and took a hard look at claims that it will boost quality and curb spending.

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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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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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

July 18, 2016
Behavioral_Health_Webinar_Graphic

Nearly half of adults who died by suicide visited a primary care physician within a month before their deaths, according to an influential study. Primary care is on the front lines facing behavioral health crises like suicide and opioid abuse, yet studies show that primary care providers often lack the time and resources to treat mental health and substance use disorders. This webinar explored ways to bridge the gap between primary care and behavioral health care.

June 28, 2016
Pay-for-performance

This webinar, hosted by USC Annenberg’s Center for Health Journalism, toured the existing evidence on pay for performance and took a hard look at claims that it will boost quality and curb spending.

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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