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

September 08, 2017
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The number of cancer survivors in the U.S. is projected to grow by 31 percent in just a decade, and while rapid scientific advances are increasing survival, they’re also adding cost and complexity to treatment decisions. This webinar will explore new ways to deliver and pay for cancer care.

August 22, 2017
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Nearly half of all U.S. counties lack a practicing OB-GYN, and the shortage is expected to grow, with projections showing as many as 8,800 fewer OB-GYNs practicing than will be needed in 2020. This webinar will explore what’s driving shortages and share promising solutions.

Expert Voices

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

This Research Insights summarizes findings from a study showing that a patient is more likely to choose a hospital that owns her doctor’s practice - even if the costs are higher and the quality lower than at other local hospitals.

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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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This Research Insights highlights key findings from a study of how changing insurance carriers affects patient-physician relationships. The findings include an increase in emergency department visits by Medicaid patients in the month after they change insurers.

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

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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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Events

September 08, 2017
Cancer-Webinar-Graphic-small

The number of cancer survivors in the U.S. is projected to grow by 31 percent in just a decade, and while rapid scientific advances are increasing survival, they’re also adding cost and complexity to treatment decisions. This webinar will explore new ways to deliver and pay for cancer care.

August 22, 2017
MCH-Workforce-Webinar-Graphic

Nearly half of all U.S. counties lack a practicing OB-GYN, and the shortage is expected to grow, with projections showing as many as 8,800 fewer OB-GYNs practicing than will be needed in 2020. This webinar will explore what’s driving shortages and share promising solutions.

Expert Voices

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

Grants

Journalism GrantsJournalism Grant Program

NIHCM Foundation is no longer accepting letters of inquiry for the 2017-2018 round of grant making. NIHCM will announce the grant winners in November 2017, for project start dates as early as January 2018.

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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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