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  • 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.

  • 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.

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NIHCM Foundation Health Care Research and Journalism Awards

Application Process and Rules

Our paperless awards entry system allows you to draft, edit, submit and monitor the status of multiple entries through a single dashboard. You can log into the system and edit your entries as many times as necessary. Just be sure to click submit before the deadline, February 19, 2014 at midnight Eastern Time. After this date the awards entry system will be closed to new submissions.

Research Award Entry System - You will need:

  • contact information for the entrant and all authors
  • basic citation information (i.e. when and where the article was published)
  • names of any organizations providing financial support for your research
  • a 100 word summary of relevance
  • the article (.pdf format required - Note: use .pdf files made from Word for best results. Be sure the .pdf extension is in lower case)
  • author biographies - a short paragraph for each author is sufficient (.pdf format required)

Print Journalism Award Entry System - You will need:

  • contact information for the entrant and all contributors
  • basic citation information (i.e. when and where the article/series was published)
  • names of any organizations providing financial support for your article, series or publication
  • a 100 word summary of relevance
  • the article/s (.pdf format required)
  • contributor biographies (.pdf format required)

Television and Radio Journalism Award Entry System - You will need:

  • contact information for the entrant and all contributors
  • basic citation information (i.e. length of the piece, when and where it aired)
  • names of any organizations providing financial support for your piece or series
  • a 100 word summary of the entry and its impact
  • the script of the television or radio piece or series (.pdf format required)
  • contributor biographies (.pdf format required)
  • 9 copies of the television or radio piece or series on CD or DVD -- you will need to mail or deliver this part of the entry to NIHCM (see Procedures for Mailing Materials)

Questions?

Many of your questions may be answered in the pages linked below:

Please contact NIHCM if you have entry-specific questions or if you have technical problems when using the system. We can be reached from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET at 202-296-4426 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 
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