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
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Tackling Homelessness as a Health Care Problem

April 2019, Population Health Spotlight

Homelessness not only increases the risk of illness and injury – it can also exacerbate existing health conditions and prolong recovery. Access to stable housing is increasingly recognized as an important factor in health outcomes, and leaders in health care are looking to help. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation is providing a $74,900 grant to community nonprofits in Indianapolis, which has 51% of the state’s homeless population, to help almost 150 people find permanent housing.

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Funding Opportunity - Youth Homeless Program Funding

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is now accepting applications through May 15, 2019, for its Youth Homeless Demonstration Program. HUD is offering up to $75 million in grants to support up to 25 local communities in ending youth homelessness.

Setting Aside Stigma: Focus on Behavioral Health

The stigma around behavioral health issues remains a barrier to seeking care for people who are struggling. Health plans hope to change that by normalizing discussion of behavioral health, integrating services seamlessly with physical health care and by investing in community-based programs that make a difference. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee uses care management to coordinate behavioral health care, and Premera Blue Cross is providing $595,000 in grants for behavioral health solutions in underserved communities.


NIHCM Webinar: Turning the Tide on Mental Health Trends

One in five adults in the U.S. experience mental illness including common conditions like anxiety disorders and major depression. In addition to harming emotional well-being, mental illness threatens physical health by increasing the risk of chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

The second part in our Defying Despair series, this webinar will focus on current trends in mental and behavioral health and programs designed to turn the tide for the better.


Medicine Via Drone? New Approaches to Rural Health

Rural communities present unique geographical challenges for providing health care, but technology like autonomous vehicles, drones and tele-enabled ambulances has the potential to transform access to care across large distances. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and the Texas A&M Health Science Center are launching a joint program to evaluate challenges in rural health care delivery and to design innovative technology-based solutions

What Big Data Can Tell Us About Our Health

“Any time in upstate New York when there is snow accumulation of two inches or less, there is actually increased incidents of cardiac episodes.”

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York’s manager of decision sciences explains on this podcast how they are using member data and other widely available data like the weather to better understand who may need care and how to better serve them.

Access to stable housing is increasingly recognized as an important factor in health outcomes, and leaders in health care are helping people in their communities find permanent housing.

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.

Learn More and Apply