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  • Improving health outcomes for our nation’s children requires coordinated care that promotes recommended health services, prevents unnecessary hospitalizations and bridges across the multiple systems serving children and families.

  • Washington, DC – November 11, 2014 - The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation has awarded four new grants totaling approximately $270,000 to support investigator-initiated health services research.

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation gives $1M to construct a neonatal abstinence syndrome treatment center. The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council call attention to the surprisingly poor health profile of young adults.

  • Population aging and recent coverage expansions have fueled concerns about physician shortages in primary care, leading several influential groups to recommend that nurse practitioners take on a larger role.

  • Most children’s health system experience is limited to the pediatrician’s office, but those with chronic or complex medical needs often deal with care that is fragmented, duplicative and crisis-driven. This leads to stress on families and wasteful utilization.

  • Just 5 percent of the population accounts for 50 percent of national health spending. Behind these numbers are patients and families struggling with multiple chronic conditions, physical and mental impairments, and tremendous stress.

Print Journalism

20th Annual NIHCM Foundation Health Care Print Journalism Award

Winners:

General Circulation

Ellen Gabler, Mark Johnson, John Fauber, Allan James Vestal, Kristyna Wentz-Graff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Deadly Delays” (series): 11/17/13, 11/18/13, 11/19/13, 12/27/13, 12/31/13

Honorable Mention - Dave Philipps (reporter), Michael Ciaglo (photographer), Colorado Springs Gazette, “Other than Honorable” (series): 5/19/13, 5/20/13, 5/21/13, 10/7/13

Trade Publications

Joe Carlson, Modern Healthcare, “You Don’t Always Get What You Pay For,” 10/26/13

Finalists:

General Circulation

Trade Publications

Definition:

Recognizing excellence in health care reporting and writing on the financing and delivery of health care and the impact of health care policy

Categories:

  1. Health Care Article or Series from General Circulation Publications
  2. Health Care Article or Series from Trade Publications

Award and Prize:

A $10,000 prize will be presented to the winner in each category at a dinner in Washington, DC on June 2, 2014.

Selection Criteria:

  1. New insights generated by the reporting
  2. Impact on health care policy
  3. Quality of reporting
  4. Relevance to one or both of the subject areas (financing and delivery of health care and/or the impact of health care policy)

Eligibility:

  1. Articles must originally have been published during the calendar year 2013.
  2. Entries will be accepted from all staff reporters and editors, as well as freelance writers for articles that appeared in a General Circulation or Trade Publication.
  3. Online articles will be accepted if produced and disseminated originally on the web in affiliation with a General Circulation or Trade Publication.
  4. Articles should be timely and produce new insights into health care financing and delivery or health care policy.

To Enter:

Winners are selected by an independent panel of journalists:

  • Ceci Connolly, Managing Director, Health Research Institute, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • John Iglehart, Founding Editor, Health Affairs
  • Clifton Leaf, Assistant Managing Editor, Fortune
  • Alan Murray, Editor, Fortune
  • Jeff Nesmith, former Writer, Cox Newspapers
  • Fred Schulte, Senior Reporter, Center for Public Integrity

Past Winners and Finalists:

 
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