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Journalism Grants

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NIHCM Foundation supports timely health care journalism that informs efforts to improve the health of Americans and that examines emerging health issues and their implications for cost, quality and access.

Grants provide funding for:

  • health reporting
  • educational opportunities for health care reporters
  • support for documentary films and their public engagement campaigns


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Application Information

The sixth round of grant making under this program is now underway. NIHCM Foundation is making a total of up to $300,000 available and expects to fund 8 to 10 projects from this amount.

Winning projects will be selected using the following process:

  • Applicants are required to submit an initial letter of inquiry (LOI) describing their project by 5:00 PM EDT on July 15, 2019. Applications are welcome at any time prior to that deadline. LOIs must conform to the required structure and must be submitted using NIHCM’s online entry system (see below).
  • Those applicants accepted for further consideration will be contacted in August regarding the next steps in the application process.
  • NIHCM will announce the grant winners by November 2019.

LOI Requirements Online Entry System

Journalism Grantee News

New Webinar Video on Palliative Care
USC Annenberg, Center for Health Journalism
During this webinar, speakers debunked misconceptions of palliative care and discussed how to work through barriers to honest conversations about appropriate end-of-life care among patients and their doctors. The speakers also shared insights to help journalists report on these sensitive issues.

THICK OREGONLIVE Oregonian logo left thickNew Article Investigating Deaths of Despair
Carol Cruzan Morton, OregonLive
Oregon's suicide rate is higher than the national average, and this story examines the research regarding possible causes and emerging research on treatment options.

Kaiser Health News 1024x533New Podcast Featuring Patient Safety Documentary
Mike Eisenberg, 3759 Films LLC
Kaiser Health News's "What the Health?" podcast, hosted by Chief Washington Correspondent Julie Rovner, featured the documentary To Err is Human in an interview with director Mike Eisenberg.

Webinar Video on Health Care in the Courts
Alliance for Health Policy
During this webinar, panelists examined the landscape of impending health policy legal decisions, including constitutional challenges to the ACA, disputes surrounding risk corridor programs, challenges to Medicaid program work requirements, and disputes around Medicaid expansion ballot initiatives.