Journalism Grants

Funding For:

Addressing Social Determinants of Health in the Wake of the Pandemic

Coronavirus / Social Determinants of Health


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Grant Period:

Sep 01, 2021 - Sep 30, 2022



Summary of the Project:

This series will profile current programs to address the social determinants of health, including the impact of COVID recovery funds and other investments in housing, employment, and access to healthy food on health outcomes.

About the Grantee:

This project will reach a large and diverse group of readers through the Journal Sentinel, with combined print and digital audience of nearly 800,000, as well as the broader USA Today Gannett network with an audience of 137 million.

Related Grantee Work

October 6, 2022

The US embraces personal responsibility. But is our emphasis on health care over social services the result of blaming those in need?

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Author: Guy Boulton and Alexa Jurado

October 5, 2022

Food For Health aims to help those with diabetes manage their condition

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Author: Angela Peterson

October 5, 2022

How healthy eating leads to reduced spending on prescription drugs, emergency room visits and hospitalizations

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Author: Annie Mattea, Guy Boulton, and Angela Peterson

September 29, 2022

More than one in 10 households experience food insecurity. Solving that problem would be a huge step toward improving health

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Author: Guy Boulton

September 26, 2022

Milwaukee's Housing First programs shows how lifting people out of homelessness can improve health, and cut costs

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Author: Vanessa Rivera, Guy Boulton, and Angela Peterson

September 21, 2022

What if doctors could write prescriptions for adequate housing? More than anything else, it might improve a person's overall health.

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Author: Guy Boulton

September 15, 2022

The U.S. pours money into health care, then holds back on social services. But those services often can do more to improve health.

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Author: Guy Boulton