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 will be honored at a banquet in Washington, DC later this month and will each receive 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

April 19, 2016
Beyond-Flint-1

This Health Matters webinar, hosted by USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism with support from NIHCM Foundation, provided context for chronicling the threat posed by lead in communities nationwide, identifed potential policy solutions, and highlighted leaders who are ahead of the curve on minimizing exposure.

February 16, 2016
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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.

Expert Voices

Judith Solomon, JD
Vice President for Health Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
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NIHCM Resources

Nearly 300,000 babies were born to teen mothers in 2013, with substantial immediate and long-term health, social and economic costs associated with each pregnancy.

TeenPregnancyWebinar

This briefing brought top public- and private-sector health care leaders and policy experts to Capitol Hill to share their unique perspectives on efforts to drive value in health care.

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Between 1999 and 2013, the amount of prescription painkillers dispensed in the U.S. quadrupled. In roughly the same period, both painkiller-related deaths and heroin-related deaths quadrupled as well. The U.S. is facing an epidemic of opioid abuse, but promising interventions could turn the tide.

OpioidAbuseWebinar

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

April 19, 2016
Beyond-Flint-1

This Health Matters webinar, hosted by USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism with support from NIHCM Foundation, provided context for chronicling the threat posed by lead in communities nationwide, identifed potential policy solutions, and highlighted leaders who are ahead of the curve on minimizing exposure.

February 16, 2016
MobileTechnologyImageWeb

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.

Expert Voices

Judith Solomon, JD
Vice President for Health Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
JudithSolomonSmall

Grants

Healthcare Triage: History of OpioidsNew Healthcare Triage Video on History of Opioids

Dr. Aaron Carroll explores the evolution of opioids to treat pain and traces the history of a growing epidemic, leading to our current crisis of addiction and overdose deaths.

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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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