Grants available for investigative reporting on health equity [US]

Posted on Oct 27, 2021 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 launching a new Impact Fund for Reporting on Health Equity and Health Systems. The fund will support ambitious investigative or explanatory projects on systemic racism in health care policy and practice and inequity in treatment, patient experience, and health outcomes for Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color.

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

Grantees will also participate in online trainings focused on the interplay between health systems and health equity and participate in monthly meetings with other participating journalists.

The application deadline is Nov. 30.