OVERVIEW: The NIHCM Foundation supports healthcare journalism. Topics of interest include cost and quality, healthcare reform, healthcare delivery, healthcare coverage, Medicare, Medicaid, and population health.
IP TAKE: NIHCM funds grants of up to $200,000. Competition is stiff here, and fewer than 10 healthcare grants are available each year.
PROFILE: The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation (NIHCM) was founded in 1993 by a group of health plan CEOs. The foundation seeks to improve “the health of Americans by spurring workable and creative solutions to pressing health care problems.” It supports journalism through its Journalism grantmaking program.
The NIHCM Foundation supports “timely healthcare journalism that informs efforts to improve the health of Americans.” Grants are awarded for health journalism, including documentary filmmaking. Topics of focus include cost and quality, healthcare reform, healthcare delivery, healthcare coverage, Medicare, Medicaid, and population health.
NIHCM grants go up to $200,000, but the majority fall in the $10,000 to $50,000 range. In the past, this funder has backed Health Triage’s online video series on public health and safety, and the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University's project, “Nightmare Bacteria and the Crisis in Antibiotics.” To get a broader sense of the types of projects and organizations NIHCM supports and at what levels, explore its funded journalism projects page.
The foundation accepts unsolicited letters of inquiry and announces funding cycles and deadlines in the spring.
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