Press Releases / November 17, 2015

NIHCM Foundation Awards Over $200K in Journalism Grants

Washington, DC – November 17, 2015 – NIHCM Foundation has awarded eight new grants totaling more than $215,000 to support health journalism. Grants will enhance educational opportunities for journalists, support investigative reporting and fund consumer-friendly digital media on timely topics.

  • USC Annenberg School for Communication, Center for Health Journalism Digital ($62,422) - to support the "Health Matters" webinar series, focused on educating journalists on health policy, health reform and community health
  • The Center for Investigative Reporting ($35,000) - to support an investigative series on fraud in the worker's compensation system
  • New England Center for Investigative Reporting ($35,000) - to support watchdog reporting on the genetics field and its impact on health care quality and costs
  • Washington Monthly ($35,000) - to support the nonprofit magazine's investigative reporting on the US health care system
  • The Health Coverage Fellowship ($18,200) - to support a journalist in the 2016 class of the fellowship, a program of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation that includes a conference and a year of mentoring
  • FRONTLINE ($10,000) - to support the "Supplements and Safety" documentary, produced in collaboration with The New York Times and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Healthcare Triage ($10,000) - to support an online video series on the use of opioids in the US, including their legitimate use in medicine and their immediate and long-term health impacts
  • ($10,000) - to support audio podcasts reviewing media messages about health care interventions


The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the health of Americans by spurring workable and creative solutions to pressing health care problems.


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