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NIHCM Foundation supports timely health care journalism that informs efforts to improve the health of Americans and that examines emerging health issues and their implications for cost, quality and access.

Grants provide funding for:

  • health reporting
  • educational opportunities for health care reporters
  • support for documentary films and their public engagement campaigns


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Application Information

We are no longer accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2016-2017 round of journalism grants. We received 98 LOIs by the mid-July 2016 deadline and have invited 10 finalists to submit revised proposals. We hope to fund 4 to 6 projects with the up to $200,000 available this cycle and will announce the grant winners in November 2016.

Information about the 2017-2018 funding cycle will be announced in May 2017. If you would like to receive email notification when this information becomes available, please subscribe to our Grants & Awards for Journalists email list.


Journalism Grantee News

Boston Globe LogoNew Report on Genetic Testing & Patient Rights
The Eye from NECIR
The Boston Globe published a front-page story on the growing demand for biological samples used in drug development and other medical research—and the growing interest of patients in controlling their own genetic material. This ongoing NECIR investigation is supported by a NIHCM grant.

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New Webinar Video on End-of-Life Care
USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism
This Health Matters webinar, hosted by USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism with support from NIHCM Foundation, examined the issues around end-of-life care and offered insights for journalists to spur more conversations about how we approach death in America.

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The Homestretch Wins an Emmy Award
Kartemquin Educational Films
The issue of teen homelessness in America finds the spotlight as The Homestretch accepts an Emmy Award for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting: Long Form. The Director & Producer began her acceptance speech with a sobering reminder: “There are 1.6 million homeless kids in America right now and 86,000 in New York public schools today, right now.”

New Video on Opioid Addiction & Treatment
Healthcare Triage
In this video, Dr. Aaron Carroll reviews the treatment options available to those addicted or dependent on opioids. He also highlights the importance of efforts to prevent addiction, such as the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts program to curb overprescription of opioids. This video is part of a Healthcare Triage series on opioids supported by a NIHCM Journalism grant.