The Nicholson Foundation is dedicated to addressing the complex needs of vulnerable populations in New Jersey’s urban and other underserved communities.
Star-Ledger Op-Ed Highlights Nicholson-supported Project ECHO
The Op-Ed recommends expanding ECHO, a mentoring program for primary care doctors that can help them address the current opiate epidemic. The epidemic is largely driven by an over-reliance on prescription opiates, such as oxycodone, for treating chronic pain. This practice has led to high rates of addiction and increased risks of overdose and death.
Nicholson Funded "Medicaid Academy" Aimed At Improving New Jersey's Medicaid Program
A select group of managers across New Jersey government agencies that administer Medicaid are taking part in a unique two-year training program called the New Jersey Medicaid Academy (NJMA), which began in October. Funded by The Nicholson Foundation, the program is designed to advance the capacity of New Jersey’s Medicaid leaders to improve the state’s Medicaid program and better serve New Jersey’s 1.7 million Medicaid beneficiaries.
NJ Medicaid ACOs and Look-alikes Learn From Minnesota
On October 26-28 2015, members of New Jersey’s QI Collaborative travelled to Minneapolis to take part in the annual QI Collaborative Learning Trip. The Learning Trips are designed to expose ACO leaders in New Jersey to best practice models in other states, and to spur stronger networking and collaboration.
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