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.

    Press Release All Journalism Grantees
  • 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.

    Press Release Judges Panels The NIHCM Awards
  • Grants

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

    Press Release All Research Grantees
  • 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.

    Press Release Advisory Board
  • 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
newsletter-alcohol-deaths-v2

Stopping Diabetes in its Tracks

March 2019, Population Health Spotlight

What if you could stop diabetes before it starts? Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina intends to do just that by investing $5 million in the Diabetes Free NC initiative. While one in three adults in North Carolina live with prediabetes - roughly 2.6 million people - prevention programs can reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 60 percent.

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Housing is Healing: Opioid Recovery Transitional Housing

For people recovering from opioid addiction, living in a supportive environment can help prevent relapse. Access to recovery housing can be particularly challenging in rural communities where housing is limited and rates of opioid addiction are highest. Two federal agencies are teaming up to sell government-owned buildings to nonprofits to provide housing and other recovery services, including treatment and job training.

Bringing Communities Together to Break Down Health Barriers

From addressing social isolation among seniors to ensuring children are well fed during school breaks, nonprofit organizations in Willmar, Minnesota are working to meet a wide range of social needs to improve community health. To support this important work, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota recently awarded over $260,000 to support 21 organizations. The nonprofits have diverse mission areas including promoting breastfeeding and teaching safer driving practices, as well as providing services like autism behavior therapy and mental health support.


NIHCM Webinar: The Science of Well-being

As rates of substance abuse, depression and suicide rise in the U.S., there is a growing need for a more holistic approach to well-being. From physical and mental health to financial security and social connectedness, scientific research shows that people with higher well-being are healthier and live longer.

The first segment in a four-part series entitled “Defying Despair,” this webinar will explore the scientific research on well-being and the steps to applying those findings in our daily life.


Promoting Well-being in the School House

For many students, school-based health centers are the first line of defense in preventing, screening and treating health issues like mental health, substance use and obesity. Because of this important role, the Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $11 million to 120 school-based health centers to renovate facilities and purchase equipment.

The New Prescription: Healthy Meals

Doctors know that people need nutrient rich food in order to sustain a healthy lifestyle and to recover from illness and disease. Now they might be able to write a prescription for it. Health plans across the country are launching new initiatives to get healthy meals in the hands of consumers. Last month, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts partnered with a nonprofit to provide free customized meals for people with congestive heart failure following their discharge from the hospital. Similarly, Health Care Service Corporation and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Institute introduced the delivery service foodQ in areas of Chicago and Dallas to increase access to healthy meals in food deserts for customers to purchase via a subscription or flat fee.

Come Intern With Us!

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player to join our collaborative office as a Health Care Policy Intern for Summer 2019. Apply by March 15, 2019.

While one in three adults in North Carolina have prediabetes, prevention programs can reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 60%.

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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