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.
  • Data Insights

    Mental illness is increasingly common among young people but many are not receiving the treatment that they need. This Data Insights explores current trends in youth mental health and opportunities to improve outcomes.

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  • Grants

    NIHCM Foundation has awarded 14 grants for health care journalism including investigative reporting and educational opportunities for reporters.

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  • Awards

    NIHCM Foundation is pleased to welcome Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Dr. Aaron E. Carroll and Eliza Barclay to the independent judges panel of the NIHCM Awards. All three bring considerable expertise to the prestigious panel.

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  • Grants

    NIHCM Foundation has awarded over $500,000 in grants to support nine investigator-initiated research studies.

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  • Briefing

    NIHCM Foundation led a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss social determinants of health and the opioid crisis with Founding President and CEO Nancy Chockley, former CMS Administrator Don Berwick, Curtis Barnett of Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, Craig Samitt of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, and Grant Baldwin from the CDC.

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  • Advisory Board

    NIHCM Foundation is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Sherry Glied, PhD, and Katherine Baicker, PhD, to its distinguished Advisory Board. Their ideas and insights will advance NIHCM's mission to improve health care for millions of Americans.

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  • News

    NIHCM welcomed Secretary Azar to a meeting in March to discuss efforts by the Department of Health and Human Services to transform health care by lowering costs and improving value for patients.

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Events

February 24, 2020
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This webinar explored cross-sector strategies to prevent teen substance and suicide, as well as the role of school-based health services in providing behavioral health care.

January 27, 2020
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This webinar explored public and private sector efforts to improve health outcomes by addressing social determinants of health.

In the News

February 2020
Population Health Spotlight
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Teen Health: Preventing Pregnancy & Promoting Healthy Youth

December 08, 2015 | 10:00 AM
11:30 AM ET

TeenHealthNumberNearly 300,000 babies were born to teen mothers in 2013, with substantial immediate and long-term health, social and economic costs associated with each pregnancy. This webinar will explore strategies to reduce teen pregnancy and improve adolescent health, including:

  • Colorado’s efforts to expand access to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) among low-income women
  • Research demonstrating that this LARC initiative led to a 5% reduction in births and abortions among teens
  • Targeted outreach to 18 to 19 year olds, who represent the largest segment of the teens facing unintended pregnancy
  • Ways to improve access to reproductive health services for adolescents, such as alternative care settings
  • Why a concentrated focus on adolescent health and youth empowerment are a critical part of winning this battle

Speakers

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Evelyn Kappeler
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Mara Decker
University of California, San Francisco
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Harvey Galloway
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation
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Erika Kirby
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation
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Larry Wolk
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
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Jason Lindo
Texas A&M University

Presentation Slides

Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow (TAG)
New Strategies to Promote Adolescent Sexual Health & Increase Access to Sexual Health Services Part 1
New Strategies to Promote Adolescent Sexual Health & Increase Access to Sexual Health Services Part 2
Preventing Teen Pregnancy in South Carolina
The Colorado Family Planning Initiative
How Much Can Expanding Access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives Reduce Teen Birth Rates?

Additional Resources

Events

February 24, 2020
Teen-Mental-Health-webinar-graphic

This webinar explored cross-sector strategies to prevent teen substance and suicide, as well as the role of school-based health services in providing behavioral health care.

January 27, 2020
SDOH-webinar-graphic-012720

This webinar explored public and private sector efforts to improve health outcomes by addressing social determinants of health.

In the News

February 2020
Population Health Spotlight
newsletter-alcohol-deaths-v2

Grants

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We are no longer accepting letters of inquiry for the 2019-2020 round of grantmaking. NIHCM will notify grant winners in November 2019.

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Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program

Nine new grantees for the 2019-2020 funding cycle have been announced! We will begin accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2020-2021 funding cycle in late spring 2020.

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Awards

Now Accepting Entries for the 26th Annual Research and Journalism Awards

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Submit your research or reporting published in 2019 by February 3, 2020 for a chance to win up to $20,000. Winners and finalists will be recognized at a dinner in Washington, D.C., in May 2020.

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