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NIHCM Foundation Print Journalism Awards

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The NIHCM Foundation Health Care Print Journalism Awards recognize excellence in health care reporting and writing on the financing and delivery of health care and the impact of health care policy. The 22-year-old awards carry $10,000 prizes and are judged by an independent panel of current and former journalists:

  • Ceci Connolly, Alliance of Community Health Plans
  • John Fauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, USA Today Network & MedPage Today
  • John Iglehart, Health Affairs
  • Clifton Leaf, Fortune
  • Laurie McGinley, The Washington Post
  • Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News

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We are now accepting submissions for the 23rd Annual Print Journalism Awards. Submit your best work from 2016 by February 15, 2017 using the online entry system.

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23rd Annual Print Journalism Awards Process


  • General Circulation Print Journalism Award
  • Trade Journalism Award



A $10,000 prize will be presented to the winner of each award at a dinner in Washington, DC on June 5, 2017.


  • Articles must originally have been published during the calendar year 2016.
  • General Circulation Print: Entries will be accepted from newspapers and magazines and their websites. Entries will also be accepted from independent news sites.
  • Trade: Entries will be accepted from publications written for a specialty audience.
  • Articles should be timely and produce new insights into health care financing and delivery or health care policy.


  • Deadline: February 15, 2017
  • Entry is free
  • Limit three entries per entrant

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Selection Criteria

  • New insights generated by the reporting
  • Impact on health care policy
  • Quality of reporting
  • Relevance to one or both of the subject areas (financing and delivery of health care and/or the impact of health care policy)


  • Ceci Connolly, President and CEO, Alliance of Community Health Plans, formerly with The Washington Post
  • John Fauber, Medical Reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, USA Today Network & Medpage Today
  • John Iglehart, Founding Editor, Health Affairs
  • Clifton Leaf, Deputy Editor, Fortune
  • Laurie McGinley, Staff Writer, The Washington Post
  • Fred Schulte, Senior Reporter, Center for Public Integrity