Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
The NIHCM Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of America's health care system.
  • Awards

    NIHCM Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 23rd annual NIHCM Awards. The winning entries, each of which will receive a $10,000 cash prize, were chosen by independent panels of highly esteemed journalists and researchers. 

    See the Winners
  • Press Release

    Mike Leavitt has joined NIHCM Foundation's Advisory Board. Under President George W. Bush, Leavitt served as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and then as Secretary of Health and Human Services, where he lead the implementation of the Medicare Part D program.

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  • Journalism Grants

    About half of Americans take a vitamin or supplement daily, despite issues concerning their safety. In "Supplements and Safety," FRONTLINE, The New York Times and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation team up to investigate the supplement industry, uncovering cases of contamination and serious health problems and raising questions about federal oversight and marketing practices.

    Learn More Watch the Story
  • Research Grants

    The New York Times had a front-page story highlighting a major advance in the understanding of prices and spending in private health insurance. The featured study, led by Zack Cooper, was supported by grants from NIHCM Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund.

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  • Journalism Grants

    The issue of teen homelessness in America finds the spotlight as The Homestretch accepts an Emmy Award for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting: Long Form. The Director & Producer began her acceptance speech with a sobering reminder: “There are 1.6 million homeless kids in America right now and 86,000 in New York public schools today, right now.”

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Events

July 26, 2017
USC-Medicaid-Webinar-072617

This webinar will offer a primer for understanding potential changes to Medicaid as well as story ideas for reporters across the country.

May 19, 2017
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Half of U.S. health spending goes to care for just 5 percent of patients, and any effort to improve the efficiency of our health care dollars must prioritize these patients. Speakers discussed coverage and care for the high-cost, high-need population.

Expert Voices

Peter Shin, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, George Washington University
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NIHCM Resources

Just 5 percent of the population accounts for nearly 50 percent of health care spending. This chart story examines the latest data showing the extreme concentration of health spending and the traits and sectors associated with high levels of spending.

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Read about important events, research, community investments and programs to improve public health in NIHCM's newsletter, Population Health Spotlight.

Population-Health-Newsletter-May2017

This issue brief details a collaboration between Anthem Foundation and March of Dimes to scale up interventions proven to reduce premature birth rates, from group prenatal care and smoking cessation programs, to outreach aimed at reducing early elective deliveries. 

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In this essay, Joel Ario describes the current landscape for Section 1332 waivers and lays out ways states could use this mechanism to put their own stamp on health reform, particularly if the new administration relaxes the existing guidance.

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Events

July 26, 2017
USC-Medicaid-Webinar-072617

This webinar will offer a primer for understanding potential changes to Medicaid as well as story ideas for reporters across the country.

May 19, 2017
High-Need-Patients-Webinar-Graphic

Half of U.S. health spending goes to care for just 5 percent of patients, and any effort to improve the efficiency of our health care dollars must prioritize these patients. Speakers discussed coverage and care for the high-cost, high-need population.

Expert Voices

Peter Shin, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, George Washington University
Peter_Shin

Grants

Journalism GrantsFunding Available to Support Health Care Journalism

NIHCM Foundation is now accepting letters of inquiry for the 2017-2018 funding cycle of our health care journalism grant program. The deadline for applications is July 24, 2017.

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Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program

NIHCM Foundation is no longer accepting letters of inquiry for the 2017-2018 funding cycle. Full proposals will be invited from a small number of applicants in August and will be due in September 2017.

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Awards

Winners Named in 23rd Annual NIHCM Awards

Winners Announcement 2017

Congratulations to the winners for the 23rd Annual NIHCM Foundation Health Care Research and Journalism Awards.

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