Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

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

We will begin accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2020-2021 funding cycle in late spring 2020. If you would like to receive email notifications regarding the grants program, please sign up for our mailing list below.

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Journalism Grantee News

Webinar Video on Drug Pricing Legislation
USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism
Lowering drug prices remains a high priority for voters of all party affiliations, but does any draft legislation have a chance of passing into law? During this webinar, experts shared their insights on federal and state policy efforts to lower the costs of prescription drugs.

Webinar Video on What's Next in Health Policy
Alliance for Health Policy
Bipartisan momentum has been growing around several key health care issues in the 116th Congress, and the White House hopes to uphold its promise to lower health care costs. During this webinar, experts shared their thoughts on what health care policy activity might be expected before the end of 2019.

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New Article Explores How Drugmakers Promote Prescribing
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The third piece in a series on autoimmune drugs, this story investigated how spending by pharmaceutical companies promotes prescribing of their drugs through marketing to doctors and direct-to-consumer advertising, even when there may be more clinically appropriate or cost-effective options.

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New Article Highlights Risks & Rewards of Biologic Drugs
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The second piece in a series on aut drugs, this story shared how patients weigh the risks of side effects with the reward of a heightened quality of life due to relief from the symptoms of autoimmune diseases.

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PBS NewsHour
Flu kills thousands of people in the U.S. each year, and there is always a risk that a new virus strain emerges and causes a pandemic. This three-part series explored the origins of flu pandemics in recent history and the challenges of preparing for and responding to deadly outbreaks.