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California Health Equity Impact Fund


Our California Health Equity Impact Fund is designed for journalists who think big and want to make a difference by bringing untold stories to light about the systemic issues that stand in the way of good health for California families and communities. Supported with a generous grant and five months of professional mentorship, participating reporters can expect to conclude this program producing a substantial investigative or explanatory project.

This program advances the Center for Health Journalism's Impact Reporting model, which marries powerful narratives, data and community engagement to serve as a catalyst for change. Through their reporting, past grantees have changed the conversation about under-covered health issues, sparking new policies, practices and laws in their communities. 

Learn more about eligibility, the application process and types of projects we support.

Grantees receive: 

  • A $2,000-$10,000 stipend to help with reporting costs

  • Five months of professional mentorship from a veteran journalist

  • Monthly online development and brainstorming sessions with other reporters in their class

Grantees also are eligible to apply for five months of professional mentorship in engaged journalism and $1,000-$2,000 to support those creative efforts.

Interested in applying? Fill out the interest form below and a member of our Center will contact you. 


Click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions. Don’t see your question answered there? Reach out to us directly:


This program is generously supported by The California Wellness Foundation.


Our California Impact Fund offers mentorship and support to reporters who think big and want to make a difference in their communities through investigative or explanatory reporting on promising approaches to chronic ills. 


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