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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.

Research Grants

NIHCM Foundation Research Grants


2014-2015 Funding Cycle

NIHCM Foundation is making available up to $250,000 to support investigator-initiated research with high potential to inform improvements to the U.S. health care system by reducing health spending growth, enhancing quality, and/or expanding access to health insurance and health care services. Projects must advance existing knowledge in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy.

We will support three to five projects in 2015 from this budget.

Winning studies will be selected using the following process:

  1. All interested researchers must submit a brief letter of inquiry (LOI) outlining their study idea by 5:00 PM EDT, July 14, 2014.
  2. Full (10-page) proposals will be invited from a small number of applicants in September 2014.
  3. Winners will be announced in November 2014 for projects starting in 2015.

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