Journalism Grants

Funding For:

Disparities in Mental Health Care & Suicide Prevention

Behavioral Health / Maternal and Child Health


Cheryl Platzman Weinstock - Freelance

Grant Period:

Oct 10, 2023 - Oct 10, 2024



Summary of the Project:

This project will cover ongoing issues on how care is provided to youth affected by the mental health crisis, as well as adult suicide prevention.

About the Grantee:

Cheryl Platzman Weinstock is an award-winning journalist who reports about health and science research and its impact on society, with a focus on mental health, medical ethics issues, and the medical research gender gap. Her writing has been published by The New York Times, Everyday Health, AARP, NPR, KFF Health News, Cancer Today, Reuters, and Spectrum.

Grantee Publications

May 15, 2024

New task force prescribes mental health support to curb maternal deaths

As the mental health conditions contribute to the causes of pregnancy-related deaths in the United States, a new task force called the Maternal Mental Health Task Force makes recommendations to support maternal mental health. This NBC News article is published in partnership with KFF Health News.

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Author: Cheryl Platzman Weinstock