Journalism Grants

NIHCM Foundation supports health reporting and education projects that inform public and policymaker awareness about health issues in ways that improve health and health care.

Grants provide funding for:

  • Health Reporting
  • Educational Opportunities for health care Reporters
  • Support for documentary films and their public engagement campaigns

Application Information

The 2023 - 2024 round of grant-making is now closed. Winners will be notified in late fall 2023.

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Health Affairs

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2024 - December 31, 2024

Value-Based Care and Health Equity

Health Affairs

Vox

Journalism Grants

January 08, 2024 - March 31, 2024

Private Equity’s Takeover of American Health Care

Vox

Healthcare Triage

Journalism Grants

December 01, 2023 - August 01, 2024

Prescription Drug Pricing

Healthcare Triage

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

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2024 - July 31, 2024

Health Coverage Bootcamp Series

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

American Public Media Research Lab

Journalism Grants

January 02, 2024 - July 31, 2024

Misplacement of Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses in Nursing Homes

American Public Media Research Lab

Frankly Speaking Films

Journalism Grants

January 08, 2024 - January 08, 2025

Holding Moses: A Documentary on Disability and Caregiving

Frankly Speaking Films

MedPage Today

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2024 - December 31, 2024

Ozempic: Weighing the Risks and Benefits

MedPage Today

Outlier Media

Journalism Grants

October 10, 2023 - April 17, 2024

Cost Barriers to the Sickle Cell Cure

Outlier Media

Eli Cahan - Freelance

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2024 - June 30, 2024

Investigating Practices in Crisis Mental Health Care

Eli Cahan - Freelance

Cheryl Platzman Weinstock - Freelance

Journalism Grants

October 10, 2023 - October 10, 2024

Disparities in Mental Health Care & Suicide Prevention

Cheryl Platzman Weinstock - Freelance

The Conversation

Journalism Grants

November 01, 2022 - December 31, 2024

The Drivers of Health Care Costs, Their Impacts & Solutions

The Conversation

Poynter Institute for Media Studies with KFF

Journalism Grants

January 03, 2023 - November 30, 2024

Beat Academy: Helping Journalists Cover Health Care 2024

Poynter Institute for Media Studies with KFF

PharmedOut, Georgetown University Medical Center

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2023 - December 31, 2024

Pharmanipulation: Battling Drug Industry Influence

PharmedOut, Georgetown University Medical Center

MindSite News

Journalism Grants

November 15, 2022 - November 14, 2023

Highlighting Solutions to the Mental Health Crisis

MindSite News

Power News Radio Network

Journalism Grants

December 01, 2021 - October 14, 2024

Health Issues in Communities of Color

Power News Radio Network

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2022 - December 31, 2024

Enhancing Health Reporting

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

Tradeoffs

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2022 - November 30, 2024

Generic Drugs at a Crossroads

Tradeoffs

The Journalist's Resource, a project of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics, and Public Policy

Journalism Grants

November 25, 2019 - December 31, 2024

Translating Research Impacting the Health Care Marketplace

The Journalist's Resource, a project of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics, and Public Policy

STAT

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2023 - December 31, 2023

Why psychiatry is failing so many people — and what can be done about it

STAT

The Conversation

Journalism Grants

November 01, 2022 - December 31, 2024

The Drivers of Health Care Costs, Their Impacts & Solutions

The Conversation

Factchequeado

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2023 - September 01, 2023

Health information in Spanish Targeting Latinos

Factchequeado

Clayton Dalton

Journalism Grants

November 01, 2022 - April 01, 2023

Implications of Private Equity Investment in Physician Groups

Clayton Dalton

PharmedOut, Georgetown University Medical Center

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2023 - December 31, 2024

Pharmanipulation: Battling Drug Industry Influence

PharmedOut, Georgetown University Medical Center

Healthcare Triage

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2023 - June 01, 2023

Communication & Public Health: History and the Path Forward

Healthcare Triage

Science Friday

Journalism Grants

December 01, 2022 - December 31, 2023

Health Reporting

Science Friday

The Carter Center

Journalism Grants

September 01, 2022 - August 31, 2023

Improving Reporting on Mental Health

The Carter Center

Association of Health Care Journalists's Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2023 - December 31, 2023

AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellowships

Association of Health Care Journalists's Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism

MindSite News

Journalism Grants

November 15, 2022 - November 14, 2023

Highlighting Solutions to the Mental Health Crisis

MindSite News

PBS NewsHour

Journalism Grants

November 01, 2022 - October 31, 2023

Disparities in Maternal Mortality

PBS NewsHour

Healthcare Triage

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2023 - June 01, 2023

Communication & Public Health: History and the Path Forward

Healthcare Triage

Erika Fry, Fortune

Journalism Grants

February 01, 2023 - December 15, 2023

The Impact of Non-Fatal Opioid Overdoses on Health & Health Systems

Erika Fry, Fortune

Poynter Institute for Media Studies with KFF

Journalism Grants

January 03, 2023 - November 30, 2024

Beat Academy: Helping Journalists Cover Health Care 2024

Poynter Institute for Media Studies with KFF

Indian Country Media, LLC

Journalism Grants

December 01, 2021 - December 31, 2023

Closing the Health Gap in Indian Country

Indian Country Media, LLC

Power News Radio Network

Journalism Grants

December 01, 2021 - October 14, 2024

Health Issues in Communities of Color

Power News Radio Network

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2022 - December 31, 2024

Enhancing Health Reporting

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

Institute for Nonprofit News

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2022 - December 31, 2023

Rural America’s Hidden Inequities

Institute for Nonprofit News

Tradeoffs

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2022 - November 30, 2024

Generic Drugs at a Crossroads

Tradeoffs

The Journalist's Resource, a project of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics, and Public Policy

Journalism Grants

November 25, 2019 - December 31, 2024

Translating Research Impacting the Health Care Marketplace

The Journalist's Resource, a project of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics, and Public Policy

Alliance for Health Policy

Journalism Grants

November 01, 2016 - December 31, 2023

Webinars: Rapid Response Briefings on Health Policy Issues

Alliance for Health Policy

STAT

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2022 - December 31, 2022

A Turning Point in the Addiction Crisis

STAT

Science

Journalism Grants

September 01, 2021 - August 31, 2022

Preventing Future Pandemics

Science

Indian Country Media, LLC

Journalism Grants

December 01, 2021 - December 31, 2023

Closing the Health Gap in Indian Country

Indian Country Media, LLC

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2022 - December 31, 2024

Enhancing Health Reporting

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

Power News Radio Network

Journalism Grants

December 01, 2021 - October 14, 2024

Health Issues in Communities of Color

Power News Radio Network

The Conversation

Journalism Grants

November 01, 2021 - November 30, 2022

Elevating Diverse Health Scholars in Journalism

The Conversation

Institute for Nonprofit News

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2022 - December 31, 2023

Rural America’s Hidden Inequities

Institute for Nonprofit News

Fortune Media

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2022 - December 31, 2022

The Costs - and Post-Pandemic Future - of Medicine’s Gender Gap

Fortune Media

The Dartmouth Institute

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Better Medical News: Improving the Content, Interpretation and Use of Press Releases

The Dartmouth Institute

Peggy Pico

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2022 - December 31, 2022

The Aging Surge

Peggy Pico

Healthcare Triage

Journalism Grants

February 01, 2022 - December 31, 2022

What You Really Need to Know About Drug Development

Healthcare Triage

PBS Newshour

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Poor Mental Health: A Growing Crisis

PBS Newshour

Tradeoffs

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2022 - November 30, 2024

Generic Drugs at a Crossroads

Tradeoffs

The Journalist's Resource, a project of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics, and Public Policy

Journalism Grants

November 25, 2019 - December 31, 2024

Translating Research Impacting the Health Care Marketplace

The Journalist's Resource, a project of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics, and Public Policy

Alliance for Health Policy

Journalism Grants

November 01, 2016 - December 31, 2023

Webinars: Rapid Response Briefings on Health Policy Issues

Alliance for Health Policy

Symon Productions

Journalism Grants

February 03, 2021 - December 31, 2021

DO NO HARM

Symon Productions

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

Journalism Grants

November 23, 2020 - December 31, 2021

The 2021 Health Coverage Fellowship

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

PBS NewsHour

Journalism Grants

December 04, 2020 - December 31, 2021

Health After the Pandemic

PBS NewsHour

Healthcare Triage

Journalism Grants

November 13, 2020 - December 31, 2021

Vaccines: History, function, backlash, and the new coronavirus

Healthcare Triage

STAT

Journalism Grants

December 02, 2020 - December 31, 2021

Tracking Coronavirus Test Accuracy

STAT

Theresa Brown

Journalism Grants

October 05, 2020 - December 31, 2021

The Value of Nurses

Theresa Brown

Global Reporting Centre

Journalism Grants

December 09, 2020 - March 30, 2022

America Unprotected: The Medical Supply Crisis

Global Reporting Centre

Connecticut Health I-Team

Journalism Grants

October 05, 2020 - December 31, 2021

Hospital Mergers' Effects on Health Care Costs, Access

Connecticut Health I-Team

Vox

Journalism Grants

December 17, 2020 - June 30, 2022

COVID-19 Collateral Damage

Vox

Tradeoffs

Journalism Grants

January 01, 2022 - November 30, 2024

Generic Drugs at a Crossroads

Tradeoffs

Bridge Michigan

Journalism Grants

November 13, 2020 - December 31, 2021

Examining the Impact of COVID-19 on Health Care Delivery and Health Care Systems in Michigan

Bridge Michigan

The Fuller Project

Journalism Grants

December 12, 2020 - December 31, 2021

COVID's Disproportionate Effect on Women's Health

The Fuller Project

WBUR

Journalism Grants

December 02, 2020 - December 31, 2021

Pandemic Generation

WBUR

The Texas Tribune

Journalism Grants

November 12, 2020 - December 31, 2021

Tackling misinformation by filling Spanish-language health information vacuums

The Texas Tribune

Retro Report

Journalism Grants

November 12, 2020 - April 30, 2022

Covid Deaths Left Orphans. The Stress of That Loss May Carry With It Lifelong Risk

Retro Report

Fortune Media

Journalism Grants

November 13, 2020 - February 28, 2022

The Toll of Living in Pandemic America

Fortune Media

The Journalist's Resource, a project of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics, and Public Policy

Journalism Grants

November 25, 2019 - December 31, 2024

Translating Research Impacting the Health Care Marketplace

The Journalist's Resource, a project of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics, and Public Policy

Alliance for Health Policy

Journalism Grants

November 01, 2016 - December 31, 2023

Webinars: Rapid Response Briefings on Health Policy Issues

Alliance for Health Policy

The Oregonian/Oregon Live

Journalism Grants

December 02, 2019 - June 30, 2021

Breaking the Silence: Innovative Approaches to Suicide Prevention

The Oregonian/Oregon Live

PBS NewsHour

Journalism Grants

November 10, 2019 - December 31, 2020

Long-Term Effects of Childhood Trauma

PBS NewsHour

The Journalist's Resource, a project of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics, and Public Policy

Journalism Grants

November 25, 2019 - December 31, 2024

Translating Research Impacting the Health Care Marketplace

The Journalist's Resource, a project of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics, and Public Policy

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

Journalism Grants

October 24, 2019 - April 30, 2021

The 2020 Health Coverage Fellowship

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

Alliance for Health Policy

Journalism Grants

November 01, 2016 - December 31, 2023

Webinars: Rapid Response Briefings on Health Policy Issues

Alliance for Health Policy

Michelle Andrews

Journalism Grants

November 06, 2019 - December 31, 2022

Ticking Time Bombs: Reevaluating How We Think About Breast Cancer

Michelle Andrews

Undark Magazine

Journalism Grants

December 02, 2019 - December 31, 2020

An Investigation of Chronic Kidney Disease and Treatment Disparities in the U.S.

Undark Magazine

STAT

Journalism Grants

November 06, 2019 - December 31, 2020

Health Care and the 2020 Elections

STAT

The Columbus Dispatch

Journalism Grants

November 25, 2019 - December 31, 2021

Exploring the Consumer Impact of Consolidation

The Columbus Dispatch

Healthcare Triage

Journalism Grants

November 06, 2019 - December 31, 2020

The Opioid Crisis: Why We’re Failing and How to Improve

Healthcare Triage