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We believe health is an essential part of every story.

We believe impact reporting leads to healthier communities.

We believe engagement and diversity enrich journalism.

What We Do

Fellows gather around a laptop and discuss.

Train journalists

Our fellowships and programs give journalists the skills, insights and confidence to undertake ambitious reporting projects.

Radio reporter interviews a woman on the street

Fund reporting

Our reporting grants, impact funds and engagement grants allow reporters to deepen their work, try new approaches, and feature more voices.

Center for Health Journalism Fellows in conversation.

Foster a community of practice

Draw on our community’s deep well of experience through essays on essential lessons, or go deep on a health topic with our archive of nearly 100 webinars.

Meet Our Journalists

For nearly two decades, we have been building a diverse community of practice, advancing careers, and building the capacity of newsrooms to tell health stories.

Kathleen McGrory

Kathleen McGrory

The New York Times
Fellow

The Center for Health Journalism’s National Fellowship helped propel my career to the next level. The program gave me the skills and confidence to execute an ambitious, data-driven reporting project that broke new ground in my state. I recommend this essential training to any journalist working in the public health space.

Breanna Reeves

Breanna Reeves

Black Voice News
Fellow

This Fellowship gave me the confidence and tools to pursue more in-depth stories about health challenges that impact Californians.

Lily Altavena

Lily Altavena

Detroit Free Press
Fellow

Connecting with other journalists also pursuing ambitious projects helped motivate us to complete our own. The Fellowship's experts and other Fellows helped us craft an impactful series.

Javier Rojas

Javier Rojas

Southern California News Group
Fellow

Coming into this project, I had never tackled a systemic issue on a large scale like this before. It's something that can be intimidating at times, especially coming from an under-resourced newsroom. Moving forward, I'm excited to apply many of the lessons I learned during my project.

Annika Hom

Annika Hom

Mission Local
Fellow

From ideas to how to organize a large story, to constructive discussions about how to make a story ask the right questions and become impactful, this program has immensely helped my work as a journalist.

Noah Abrams

Noah Abrams

Northern California Public Media
Fellow

The Fellowship helped me feel part of a larger endeavor and reminded me that no matter the size of your newsroom or scope of your coverage, issues that you hear about on the national news are felt locally, and reporting on them with a deep respect for people and place makes the greatest impact.

Resources for Journalists

From high-impact reporting and lessons from the field, to illuminating essays and timely webinars, go deeper with the Center’s wide library of offerings.

Lesson

Estimates show the vast majority of rental housing units in the state lack legally required lead inspection certificates. Here's how one reporter investigated the story — and showed why those lapses matter.