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

    The second part in this ACEs infographic series, this infographic explores the challenges facing children and families and provides actionable guidance to nurture resilience and support caregivers and parents.

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  • Data Insights

    The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a spotlight on the link between systemic racism and health in many communities. This new NIHCM infographic clarifies the relationship between long-standing social and economic inequities and health disparities affecting Black Americans, over the life course and in relation to COVID-19.

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  • Data Insights

    Globally, outdoor air pollution is attributed to 4.2 million deaths every year. This infographic explores air pollution in America and the unequal impact it has on Black and Latinx communities. It also looks at the current solutions that are already available to improve air quality.

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  • Awards

    We are honored to announce the winners for the 26th Annual Health Care Research and Journalism Awards. This year’s awards are virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic, yet we invite you to meet the winners and learn about their award-winning work. NIHCM is also announcing the largest grant program in our history — $1 million to support work in journalism and research.

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  • Data Insights

    This infographic highlights the health challenges faced by the homeless community and outlines short and long term solutions to improve the health and well-being of these individuals, through social, economic and housing interventions.

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  • Data Insights

    This new Data Insights highlights the rapid rise in overdose deaths involving cocaine and methamphetamine, illustrates the geographic variations in utilization and death rates, and quantifies the increasing burden that these drugs are placing on the hospital system.

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Events

September 23, 2020
Latino Graphic

This webinar highlighted how systemic racism, the challenges of immigration, language barriers and other factors harm the health and well-being of Latinos.

September 10, 2020
Protecting Our Children

This webinar brought together experts to provide insight on early childhood development, ACEs and COVID-19’s impact on children.

In the News

September 2020
Population Health Spotlight
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Pregnancy & Oral Health in the ACA Era: How Are Expectant Moms Faring?

September 27, 2016 | 09:30 AM
11:00 AM ET

PregnancyOralHealthNumberMore than half of pregnant women do not see a dentist during their pregnancies. They should: forgoing dental care can lead to painful infections and gum disease, which a growing body of research links to adverse birth outcomes. Good oral hygiene also reduces bacteria that, when passed from mother to infant after birth, can lead to early childhood caries. The ACA has improved health coverage for pregnant women broadly, but limitations in access and education continue to keep many women from receiving dental services.

This webinar explored ways to connect women to dental coverage and care during pregnancy, including the following:

  • The impact of the ACA on dental insurance options during pregnancy, such as coverage through Medicaid and the ACA’s marketplaces
  • Strategies to integrate dental screenings and referrals into prenatal care
  • Efforts to educate pregnant women about the importance of dental care and connect them to services

Speakers

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Katy Battani
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
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Timothy Custer
Dental Network of America
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Angela Hastings
Health Care Service Corporation / Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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Katrina Holt
Georgetown University
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Ilise Marrazzo
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
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JoAnn Wells
Virginia Department of Health-Dental Health Program

Presentation Slides

"Oral Health Matters! Oral Health Care Access for Pregnant Women," Katrina Holt
"Strategies to Improve Oral Health Care Utilization of Pregnant Women in Maryland: Partnering of Title V and PIOHQI," Ilise D. Marrazzo & Katy Battani
"Perinatal & Infant Oral Health in Virginia," JoAnn Wells
"Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement Project," Emily Eckert, AMCHP
"Dental Wellness and Pregnancy: Before, During and After," Timothy Custer & Angela Hastings

Events

September 23, 2020
Latino Graphic

This webinar highlighted how systemic racism, the challenges of immigration, language barriers and other factors harm the health and well-being of Latinos.

September 10, 2020
Protecting Our Children

This webinar brought together experts to provide insight on early childhood development, ACEs and COVID-19’s impact on children.

In the News

September 2020
Population Health Spotlight
september-newsletter 8

Grants

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The deadline for the 2020-2021 round of grant making has passed. NIHCM will notify the grant winners in the fall.

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Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program

The deadline for the 2020-2021 round of grant making has passed. Finalists have been notified.

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Awards

The 26th Annual Research and Journalism Awards

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We are honored to announce the winners for the 26th Annual Health Care Research and Journalism Awards.

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