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General Circulation Journalism Award

The NIHCM Foundation Health Care General Circulation 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.

Application Information

We are now accepting applications for the 28th Annual General Circulation Journalism Award. Applications will be accepted through January 31st.

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28th Annual General Circulation Journalism Award Process


A $20,000 prize will be presented to the General Circulation Award winner.

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Award FAQ


  • Articles must originally have been published during the calendar year 2021.
  • Entries will be accepted from newspapers and magazines and their websites. Entries will also be accepted from independent news sites. If digital content is central to your story, please view the eligibility criteria for our Digital Media Award.
  • Articles should be timely and produce new insights into health care financing and delivery or health care policy.


  • Deadline: January 31, 2022
  • Entry is free
  • An individual may be listed as the primary contributor on no more than three (3) entries but may be listed as a co-contributor on additional entries
  • An entry can be either a series or an individual piece of work

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)


Eliza Barclay

Science, Health and Environment Editor, Vox

John Carreyrou

Investigative Reporter, formerly The Wall Street Journal

Ceci Connolly

President and CEO, Alliance of Community Health Plans, formerly The Washington Post

John Fauber

Medical Reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and USA Today Network

Clifton Leaf

Editor in Chief, formerly Fortune

Fred Schulte

Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News

William Wan

Enterprise Reporter, The Washington Post