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 currently accepting entries for our Health Care Research and Journalism Awards. The five awards each carry a $10,000 prize, and the winning entries are selected by independent panels of expert judges. The deadline to enter is February 16, 2018.

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  • Infographic

    Opioid abuse is now claiming more than four lives every hour in the U.S. This represents a dramatic increase in deaths related to opioids in just a few years—much of the increase attributable to heroin and synthetic opioids like heroin.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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

February 13, 2018
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Upwards of 2 million Americans misused prescription opioids for the first time in 2016. This webinar got to the heart of the prevention question, exploring efforts across the health system to stop opioid abuse before it starts.

December 06, 2017
Prices

This webinar offered an overview of our health system’s price problem and shared a reporter's toolkit for covering the issue in their communities — including strategies, data sources and crowdsourcing tips. 

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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This Research Insights summarizes findings from a study showing that a small percentage of nursing homes—particularly larger and for-profit facilities—are using self-reported scores to inflate their ratings in Medicare's five-star nursing home rating system.

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In this essay, Joel Ario explains Section 1332 waivers and lays out ways states could use this mechanism to put their own stamp on health reform.

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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

February 13, 2018
Opioids-Webinar-Graphic-2018-2

Upwards of 2 million Americans misused prescription opioids for the first time in 2016. This webinar got to the heart of the prevention question, exploring efforts across the health system to stop opioid abuse before it starts.

December 06, 2017
Prices

This webinar offered an overview of our health system’s price problem and shared a reporter's toolkit for covering the issue in their communities — including strategies, data sources and crowdsourcing tips. 

Expert Voices

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

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 January 2018.

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Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program

NIHCM Foundation has awarded seven grants to support high quailty, investigator-initiated research for the 2017-2018 round of funding.

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Awards

Apply Now for the 24th Annual NIHCM Awards

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NIHCM Foundation is currently accepting entries for our Health Care Research and Journalism Awards. The five awards each carry a $10,000 prize. The deadline to enter is February 16, 2018.

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