Journalism Grants

Funding For:

Public Health & Safety Reporting

Social Determinants of Health / Substance Use


The Center for Investigative Reporting

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2014 - Oct 31, 2016



Summary of the Project:

With support from a NIHCM Foundation Journalism Grant, the Center for Investigative Reporting continues its public health and safety reporting, which combines data analysis, cutting-edge technology and storytelling to arm citizens with information on health care services in their communities.

About the Grantee:

The mission of The Center for Investigative Reporting is to engage and empower the public through investigative journalism and groundbreaking storytelling in order to spark action, improve lives and protect our democracy. CIR publishes its multi-platform work on Reveal–a website, public radio program, podcast and social media platform.

Related Grantee Work

October 03, 2015

Playing politics with people's water along US-Mexico border

Reveal and the Texas Tribune partnered to expose how tens of thousands along the Texas border still live without clean, safe water.

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Author: Neena Satija, The Texas Tribune

March 19, 2015

Bogus screws ended up in spines of surgery patients

This report shows how a lapse in FDA oversight allowed one company to sell millions of dollars in counterfeit implants to a nationwide network of surgeons.

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Author: Will Evans & Christina Jewett

March 30, 2015

Who’s responsible when America’s your drug dealer?

This article explores the widespread consequences of the overprescription of opiates to veterans being cared for at the Tomah VA in Wisconsin.

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Author: Aaron Glantz

January 12, 2015

Opiates handed out like candy to ‘doped-up’ veterans at Wisconsin VA

The CIR uncovers that the number of opiates prescribed at the Tomah VA hospital in Wisconsin more than quintupled between 2004 and 2012, even as the number of veterans seeking care at the hospital declined.

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Author: Aaron Glantz