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  • 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.

  • Washington, DC – October 10, 2014 – NIHCM Foundation has awarded $215,000 to eight organizations through the first cycle of its new journalism grant program announced earlier this year.

  • The Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC)—a small panel of medical professionals whose recommendations have considerable influence over Medicare payment levels for their own services—has drawn quite of bit of political and media scrutiny recently.

  • More than 8 percent of two- to five-year-olds are obese, and another 23 percent are overweight and at substantial risk of becoming obese by the eighth grade. These early years are a critical time to focus on the development of healthy habits.

  • The annual cost of cancer care in the U.S. is large and growing—projected to hit $184 billion by 2020. This fiscal reality has spurred interest in bundled-payment models that reward providers for maintaining or improving clinical outcomes while controlling costs.

  • Video and slides are now available from NIHCM’s September 3rd policy briefing on Capitol Hill, “The Future of Health Care in America: The ACA and Beyond.” This briefing brought together health care leaders with diverse perspectives to discuss the latest developments in ACA implementation, the dramatic market-driven transformations currently underway, and other policies and issues to watch going forward.

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Investing in Early Childhood: Partnerships to Implement Home Visiting Programs- Additional Resources

October 26, 2010

BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Foundation

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation

Cawthorne, Alexandra and Arons, Jessica. There’s No Place Like Home: Home Visiting Programs Can Support Pregnant Women and New Parents, January 2010. Center for American Progress

Child Welfare Information Gateway: Home Visitation Programs, Administration for Children and Families (DHHS) 

A Compendium of Local Health Department Home Visitation Program Case Studies, August 2010. National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO)* 

Federal Healthy Start Initiative: A National Network for Effective Home Visitation and Family Support Services, August 2010. Healthy Start Association*

Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau*

Home Visitation Resources, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP)* 

Home Visiting Resource Brief, MCH Library at Georgetown University* 

Home Visiting Resources, Center for Technology in Education, Johns Hopkins University 

Nurse-Family Partnership

Partnering with the Private and Philanthropic Sectors: A Governor's Guide to Investing in Early Childhood. June 2008. National Governor's Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices* 

Pew Home Visiting Campaign, The Pew Center on the States Policy Statement: The Role of Preschool Home-Visiting Programs in Improving Children's Developmental and Health Outcomes, Council on Community Pediatrics. Pediatrics Vol. 123 No. 2. February 2009

Weiss, Heather and Klein, Lisa. Changing the Conversation About Home Visiting: Scaling Up With Quality, May 2007. Harvard Family Research Project

    *  Denotes Alliance for Information on Maternal and Child Health (AIM)  Partner. AIM is a collaborative of national membership organizations and MCHB. 

 

 
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