Grants available for investigative reporting on health equity [US]

Posted on Jul 18, 2023 in Investigative Journalism

Journalists based in the United States can apply for grants up to US$10,000 to investigate chronic inequities in the health care system.

The USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism is offering the Impact Fund for Reporting on Health Equity and Health Systems. The fund supports ambitious investigative or explanatory projects on systemic racism in public health, health care policy and the practice of medicine, including inequity in treatment, access to care, patient experience and health outcomes for Black people, Indigenous people and other people of color. 

In addition to the grant, journalists will receive five months of mentoring by veteran journalists.

Grantees will also participate in monthly online development and brainstorming sessions with other participating journalists. The program begins in mid-September. 

The application deadline is July 24.