Impact Fund for Reporting on Health Equity and Health Systems


The Impact Fund for Reporting on Health Equity and Health Systems supports ambitious investigative or explanatory projects on systemic racism in public health, health care policy and the practice of medicine, including inequity in treatment, access to care, patient experience and health outcomes for Black people, Indigenous people and other people of color. 

Grantees receive:

  • A $2,000-$10,000 grant 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
  • Four webinars devoted to health equity in health systems

Journalists can play an important role in highlighting systemic and structural forces and how they impact individuals, families and communities. This Fund supports journalism that calls attention to chronic inequities in public health and health care systems and offers up paths for change. Reporters in this program conceive and report ambitious projects on how racial bias in health systems — whether structural or unconscious — creates health care inequities.

Interested in applying? The application deadline for 2023 has passed. If you would like to apply for 2024, please fill out the contact form below and somebody from our Center will reach out to you.

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