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  • Annual spending for cancer treatment in the U.S. is set to reach $184 billion by 2020. The large and growing bill has raised concerns that fee-for-service payments for oncology are promoting over-treatment and use of more expensive drugs irrespective of patient benefit. 

  • This health policy briefing on Capitol Hill will bring together top health care leaders with diverse business and policy expertise to share their unique perspectives as key players in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, market leaders driving change, and policy experts with alternative ideas for the future of health care.

  • Drug abuse during pregnancy is a growing problem, evidenced by the three-fold increase in newborns diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) between 2000 and 2009. Infants with NAS can suffer violent withdrawal symptoms that result in traumatic and costly NICU stays.

  • NIHCM Foundation seeks a highly motivated individual to join our team as a research and policy analyst. The research and policy analyst would support the Foundation’s work to foster public-private collaboration to improve the U.S. health system.

  • With the epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse and related increase in heroin dependence, the health system is facing an alarming rise in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). NAS afflicts newborns exposed to drugs, most commonly opioids, while in utero.

  • As health care costs continue to rise, employers and health plans are increasingly using insurance design to help consumers make value-informed health care choices.

PIPPAH Collaborative Activities 

As part of the PIPPAH project, NIHCM Foundation participated in collaborative activities with the PIPPAH grantees and the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Creating Healthy Opportunities: Conversations with Adolescent Health Experts, 2010. 20 pp.
NIHCM Foundation, in collaboration with the Partners in Program Planning for Adolescent Health (PIPPAH) initiative, was pleased to release a series of print interviews featuring Shay Bilchik, JD, Georgetown University Public Policy Institute; Jane Brown, PhD, University of North Carolina; Angela Diaz, MD, MPH, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Abigail English, JD, Center for Adolescent Health & the Law; and Richard Kreipe, MD, Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong. The interviews were commissioned by the PIPPAH initiative of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and were conducted by Karen Brown, a public radio reporter and freelance journalist who specializes in health care.

Download the full series of interviews or individual interviews here.

Creating Healthy Opportunities: Conversation with Adolescent Health Experts

Creating Healthy Opportunities: An Interview with Abigail English, JD

Creating Healthy Opportunities: An Interview with Angela Diaz, MD, MPH

Creating Healthy Opportunities: An Interview with Jane Brown, PhD

Creating Healthy Opportunities: An Interview with Richard Kreipe, MD

Creating Healthy Opportunities: An Interview with Shay Bilchik, JD


A series of podcast clips of the interviews with these adolescent health experts is now available on NCSL's website.

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PIPPAH Grantees

Please visit the links of our PIPPAH partner organizations for more information on their activities under PIPPAH.

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Bar Association

American College of Preventive Medicine

CityMatCH, Board of Regents, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Healthy Teen Network

National Association of County and City Health Officials

National Conference of State Legislatures

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