National Institute of Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation: Grants for Journalism

OVERVIEW: The NIHCM Foundation supports journalism and investigator-initiated research focused on improving the health of all Americans.

IP TAKE: NIHCM is an accessible funder, supporting those “[d]edicated to transforming health care through evidence and collaboration.”

PROFILE: The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation (NIHCM Foundation) was founded in 1993 by a “[g]roup of forward-thinking health plan CEOs,” including founding president and CEO Nancy Chockley. NIHCM is “[c]omitted to playing a positive role in the community through charitable giving to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable Americans,” through its programs and grantmaking. The institute emphasizes women, children, mental health and social determinants of health in its work.

The NIHCM Foundation offers two main grant programs. The foundation’s Journalism program “[s]upports timely health care journalism that informs efforts to improve the health of Americans.” The program also offers grants to support work regarding emerging health issues. The foundation typically accepts grant applications until mid-July and announces grant winners sometime in November. To learn more about NIHCMs journalism grantees, explore its list of projects supported.

NIHCMs Investigator-Initiated grants support “[r]esearch with high potential to inform improvements to the U.S. health care system.” The foundation accepts applications for this program on a rolling basis, informs invited applications in September and notifies grant winners in November. To learn more about the NICHMs investigator-initiated grantees, explore its list of projects supported.

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