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.
  • In Memoriam

    In his 21 years serving as an advisor to NIHCM, Uwe Reinhardt left a profound mark on the work we do and on the culture we strive to create. He pushed our thinking and touched our hearts. We will never forget his kindness and wit and his passionate belief that Americans deserve a better health care system.

    Read Our Rememberance
  • Briefing

    NIHCM Foundation recently hosted a panel discussion on the growing imperative to control health care costs and ways to rein in spending while improving outcomes. Private sector leaders and policy experts discussed prescription drug costs and the system-wide transition from paying for volume to paying for value.

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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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Events

November 14, 2017
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The ACA open enrollment for 2018 has begun amid consumer confusion and concerns about future market stability, but much can be done to put the individual market on a sustainable path. This webinar provided analysis of individual market dynamics as well as potential stabilization strategies.

October 27, 2017
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This Washington, DC briefing on Capitol Hill featured experts from policy, business and academia sharing their insights on how to improve health outcomes for Americans while managing the cost of care.

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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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 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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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

November 14, 2017
Market-Stabilization-Webinar-Graphic

The ACA open enrollment for 2018 has begun amid consumer confusion and concerns about future market stability, but much can be done to put the individual market on a sustainable path. This webinar provided analysis of individual market dynamics as well as potential stabilization strategies.

October 27, 2017
CHB-2017-graphic-updated

This Washington, DC briefing on Capitol Hill featured experts from policy, business and academia sharing their insights on how to improve health outcomes for Americans while managing the cost of care.

Grants

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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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