NIHCM Foundation Awards $200K in Grants to Support Health Care Journalism
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Washington, DC — December 13, 2016 — NIHCM Foundation has awarded six new grants totaling $200,000 to support health journalism. Grants will enhance educational opportunities for journalists and fund consumer-friendly digital media on timely topics.
- USC Annenberg School for Communication, Center for Health Journalism — $50,935 to support the "Health Matters" webinar series, focused on educating journalists on health policy, health reform and community health
- Alliance for Health Reform — $66,565 to support a webinar series for journalists on current and emerging health policy issues, and $32,000 to support updates to “Essentials of Health Policy: A Sourcebook for Journalists and Policymakers,” an online resource with data, background and topic experts
- Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University — $20,000 to support an interactive, multi-media project to educate the public on antimicrobial resistance, including the prevalence, potential solutions and the need for policy action
- The Health Coverage Fellowship — $18,500 to support a journalist in the 2017 class of the fellowship, a program of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation that includes a conference and a year of mentoring
- Healthcare Triage — $12,000 to support a YouTube video series on public health and safety, using data and evidence to educate consumers
The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the health of Americans by spurring workable and creative solutions to pressing health care problems.
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