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  • Despite the potential consequences for babies, up to 10 percent of pregnant women opt to deliver through C-section or induction prior to 39 weeks gestation without medical indication. 

  • The CDC has declared adolescent vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) one of the top five public health priorities of 2014. Last month the President's Cancer Council also issued an urgent call to action to improve HPV vaccination rates.

  • Evidence has consistently shown that hospital consolidations are associated with higher prices, but preventing anti-competitive mergers has proven difficult.

  • For decades steady increases in lifestyle-related illnesses have affected our quality of life and our bottom line. With more than half of Americans now facing at least one chronic disease, the status quo is no longer acceptable. 

  • Health care is a uniquely challenging consumer experience: it can be complex and expensive but also vital and deeply personal. It’s no wonder that consumers are looking to technology to help simplify their health care choices—and businesses are increasingly meeting them with solutions.

  • Patient-centered care has at its base a very powerful concept: health care decisions should be driven by the preferences, needs and values of the patient. In this essay, Michael Millenson identifies three distinct ways of thinking about patient-centered care—ethically, economically and clinically.

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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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