Journalism Grants

Funding For:

Health Coverage Bootcamp Series

Health Equity


Association of Health Care Journalists's Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism and Investigative Reporters and Editors

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2024 - Jul 31, 2024



Summary of the Project:

This project will train journalists to understand the complex information needed to produce in-depth reporting on topics such as health care costs, affordability, and hospital financing.

About the Grantee:

The Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism is the educational arm of the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). It trains journalists to cover news events, trends, and issues in all aspects of health care journalism. AHCJ is an independent membership organization dedicated to improving the quality, accuracy and visibility of health care reporting, writing, and editing.

Grantee Publications

March 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

Follow the Money: Using and other tools to tell important stories

This webinar is the first in a four-part series produced by AHCJ and Investigative Reporters and Editors that will equip you with the tools you need to tell the story of the big business of health care. Longtime AHCJ member Karl Stark, Director of Content Strategy & Editor in Residence at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, will show you how to use AHCJ’s site and other tools to report stories about hospitals’ financial health.

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February 14, 2023

Nearly 43,000 people died from gun violence in 2023: How to tell the story

The health and economic costs of American gun violence are rising each year, according to a new report from The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM).

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Author: Kaitlin Washburn

January 3, 2024

Gun violence increases physical, mental health disorders among children, survivors and families, study says

Gun violence became the leading cause of death and injury for children in 2020 and 2021, beating out car crashes, long the main killer of young people, and all diseases.

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Author: Kaitlin Washburn