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  • One percent of the U.S. population accounts for nearly 23 percent of overall health care spending, and 5 percent are responsible for a full 50 percent of spending. In stark contrast, the lowest-spending half of the population generates less than 3 percent of total spending—or only about $234 per person, per year.

  • 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.

NIHCM

NIHCM Webinar: Pediatric Mental Health: Strategies to Integrate into Primary Care

December 4, 2008, 1:00 PM EST

 

NIHCM Foundation hosted a webinar, "Pediatric Mental Health Care: Strategies to Integrate Early Identification and Treatment into Primary Care"  on December 4, 2008.  This webinar explored the current state of mental health services delivered to children during primary care, including a discussion of how mental health parity legislation will affect the future delivery of services in primary care. It also discussed the current guidelines and training opportunities for primary care providers on mental health screening and treatment, including the recently updated Bright Futures guidelines. Finally, the session highlighted current health plan and health plan foundation efforts to support the integration of mental health services into primary care.

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