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The 26th Annual NIHCM Awards

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 26th Annual NIHCM Awards and the largest grant program in our history – $1 million for journalism and research projects. It is our pleasure to introduce you to the extraordinary reporters and researchers whose articles and studies represent the most informative, compelling and potentially influential work in each category. Meet our winners in the short videos below.

2020 General Circulation Journalism Award

NIHCM 2020 General Circulation Journalism Award Winner

Inside America's High-Deductible Revolution



Noam Levey

“We did a nationwide poll of more than fourteen hundred people with job based health insurance ... about the impact of cost-sharing.”

— Noam Levey

 

2020 Television and Radio Journalism Award

NIHCM 2020 Television and Radio Journalism Award Winner

Predator on the Reservation



Gabe Johnson, Christopher Weaver, Dan Frosch, Raney Aronson-Rath, Andrew Metz, Jennifer S. Forsyth and Mike Shum

“The film produced immediate results when the Indian Health Service was forced to change its policies to better protect children.”

— Christopher Weaverf

 

2020 Digital Media Award

NIHCM 2020 Digital Media Award Winner

Heat and Health in American Cities and Code Red: Baltimore's Climate Divide



Meg Anderson and Sean McMinn

“As climate change makes cities hotter, the most vulnerable people are going to be the most at risk ... we proved that this was already happening.”

— Meg Anderson

 

2020 Trade Journalism Award

NIHCM 2020 Trade Journalism Award Winner

Peripheral Vision: As Office-Based Practices Proliferate, Who Is Watching Out for Patients?



Caitlin E. Cox

“As doctors are moving their procedures out of the hospital setting ... there is less oversight and this is become ever more important...”

— Caitlin E. Cox

 

2020 Research Award

NIHCM 2020 Research Award Winner

What Do Workplace Wellness Programs Do? Evidence from the Illinois Workplace Wellness Study



Damon Jones, David Molitor and Julian Reif

“When studying the most pressing policy issues of our day, rarely is it the case that the best research is encapsulated in a single paper. And for this reason, it is both fitting and an honor to receive this award alongside Zirui Song and Kate Baicker for their first-rate analysis of a separate wellness program.”

— David Molitor

 

NIHCM 2020 Research Award Winner

Effect of a Workplace Wellness Program on Employee Health and Economic Outcomes: A Randomized Clinical Trial



Zirui Song and Katherine Baicker

 

Congratulate our winners and share their stories! #NIHCMAWARDS

NIHCM also provides $1 million in grants each year to support the work of journalists and researchers. We invite you to learn more.


The winning entries were selected from more than 400 entries by our panels of independent judges. As is the case every year, we received many remarkable entries. Learn more about the finalists' impressive work.


our Judges

A special thank you to our judges listed below.

2020 General Circulation Journalism Award


  • Eliza Barclay
  • John Carreyrou
  • Ceci Connolly
  • John Fauber
  • John Iglehart
  • Clifton Leaf
  • Fred Schulte

2020 Television and Radio Journalism Award


  • Callie Crossley
  • Susan Dentzer
  • Gisele Grayson
  • Stone Phillips
  • Alice Irene Pifer
  • Julie Rovner
  • Susan Wagner

2020 Digital Media Award


  • Julia Belluz
  • Aaron Carroll
  • Christopher J. Conover
  • Michael Millenson
  • Alan Murray
  • Meredith White

2020 Trade Journalism Award


  • Eliza Barclay
  • John Carreyrou
  • Ceci Connolly
  • John Fauber
  • John Iglehart
  • Clifton Leaf
  • Fred Schulte

2020 Research Award


  • Laurence C. Baker
  • Tsung-Mei Cheng
  • William Custer
  • Karen DeSalvo
  • Sherry Glied
  • Vicky Gregg
  • Joseph P. Newhouse
  • Mark Pauly
  • Gail R. Wilensky