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.
  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Journalism Grants

    The Boston Globe published a front-page story on the growing demand for biological samples used in drug development and other medical research—and the growing interest of patients in controlling their own genetic material. This ongoing NECIR investigation is supported by a NIHCM grant.

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Events

April 11, 2017
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This webinar, hosted by USC Annenberg’s Center for Health Journalism with support from NIHCM Foundation, provided an overview of the opioid epidemic, including the new geography of addiction, and offered approaches for reporters to cover this evolving crisis.

April 04, 2017
Alliance-HealthPolicy-Webinar

This webinar brought together top thought-leaders to discuss health care's ongoing challenges, including what to expect from Congress, the Trump Administration and the states in the coming months.

Expert Voices

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

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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In this chart story, we review key projections for Medicare and Social Security, identify trends that are unsustainable, and explain how growing entitlement and interest spending affect the federal budget.

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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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Events

April 11, 2017
Opioid-Epidemic-Webinar-Graphic

This webinar, hosted by USC Annenberg’s Center for Health Journalism with support from NIHCM Foundation, provided an overview of the opioid epidemic, including the new geography of addiction, and offered approaches for reporters to cover this evolving crisis.

April 04, 2017
Alliance-HealthPolicy-Webinar

This webinar brought together top thought-leaders to discuss health care's ongoing challenges, including what to expect from Congress, the Trump Administration and the states in the coming months.

Expert Voices

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

Alliance Sourcebook HPUpdated Sourcebook for Journalists

Alliance for Health Reform’s Sourcebook is a one-stop reference on key health policy topics, current data and topic experts, produced with support from a NIHCM Foundation journalism grant.

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Groundbreaking Study Looks at Prices and Spending in Private Insurance

The New York Times had a front-page story highlighting a major advance in the evidence on private health spending. The featured study, led by Zack Cooper, was supported by a grant from NIHCM Foundation.

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Awards

Finalists Named in 23rd Annual NIHCM Awards

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

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