Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

Journalism Grants

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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

The 2018-2019 round of grantmaking for this program is now underway. NIHCM Foundation is making up to $250,000 available and expects to fund 6 to 8 projects from this amount.

The submission deadline for Letters of Inquiry was July 23, 2018. No further applications for this current funding cycle are being accepted. Applicants accepted for further consideration will be contacted in August regarding the next steps in the application process. NIHCM will notify grant winners in November 2018, for project start dates as early as January 2019.

Journalism Grantee News

Webinar Video on Medicaid
USC Annenberg, Center for Health Journalism
This webinar, hosted by USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism with support from NIHCM Foundation, explored policy changes in Medicaid and outlined questions reporters should be asking.

Webinar Video on Health Care Consolidation
Alliance for Health Policy
This webinar, hosted by Alliance for Health Policy with support from NIHCM Foundation, brought together experts to discuss consolidation and competition in health care and offer tips for reporters covering this issue in their communities.

To Err Is HumanUpcoming Screenings of Patient Safety Documentary
Mike Eisenberg, 3759 Films LLC
To Err is Human, a documentary on medical errors and efforts to improve patient safety, is being screened across the country as part a public engagement campaign supported by a NIHCM Foundation grant.

NECIRBoston Globe story on Genetic Testing
New England Center for Investigative Reporting
Part of a New England Center for Investigative Reporting series supported by a NIHCM Foundation grant, this Boston Globe story on conflicts of interest in genetic testing explored the policy implications of the regulatory failures uncovered by two previous front-page stories in the Globe.