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The Center for Health Journalism Fellowships, Center for Health Journalism Digital, our webinar series and other initiatives at our USC Annenberg School of Journalism center depend on the support of foundations and individuals. Our donors believe in our mission and support the independence of our work and the diversity of viewpoints expressed in our content and programming. We are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization and make public all donors who give $5,000 or more per year. 

Major Foundation Partners and Donors

The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, provides primary core support to our family of programs. The California Endowment was created in 1996 as a result of Blue Cross of California's creation of WellPoint Health Networks, a for-profit corporation. The California Endowment's mission is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. The California Endowment's multicultural approach to health is reinforced through investments made in local communities. Its work involves a dual focus: grant making and policy and advocacy. 
 
The Annie E. Casey Foundation, based in Baltimore, provides support for our National Health Journalism Fellowship and a related reporting grant, the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being. The foundation focuses its grantmaking on issues that negatively affect children: poverty, unnecessary disconnection from family and communities with limited access to opportunity.
 
Blue Shield of California Foundation works to improve the lives of all Californians, particularly the underserved, by making health care accessible, effective, and affordable, and by ending domestic violence. It provides support for our California Fellowship.
 
California Health Care Foundation provides support for our Center for Health Journalism Data Fellowship and for the Center for Health Journalism Collaborative. The foundation works to ensure that people have access to the care they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford. 
 

The California Wellness Foundation provides support for the Center for Health Journalism's Impact Fund. The mission of The California Wellness Foundation is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention. 

The Commonwealth Fund provides support for our Health Matters series of webinars. The Commonwealth Fund is a national, private foundation based in New York City that supports independent research on health care issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy. 

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation provides support for the Center for Health Journalism Data Fellowship. The foundation works to improve the quality of people's lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and child well-being.

First 5 LA  provides support to the Center's Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being and its Children's Health Matters blog. First 5 LA believes that the first five years of life establish the foundation for the future success of our children and works collaboratively across Los Angeles County to advance outcomes for children from before birth to age 5. 

The Hunt Family generously supports the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, launched by friends and family of the late Dennis Hunt, co-founder of our programs, to honor his legacy.

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the U.S. health care system by funding and conducting research and educational activities and by fostering dialogue between public and private stakeholders. It provides support for our Health Matters series of webinars.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health. It works to build a national "culture of health" by placing well-being at the center of every aspect of life. It provides support for our National Fellowship and a related reporting grant, the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being.

 

 

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The wave of attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders has been emotionally gutting for these communities. In our next webinar, we’ll examine the impact of the crisis on the mental health of Asian Americans, especially the women who are often targeted. Join us for a deep discussion to inform your coverage of the crisis and broader reporting on AAPI communities. Sign-up here!

As public health officials like to say, "COVID-19 isn't done with us." And journalists know that we're not done with COVID-19. Apply now for five days of stimulating discussions on the pandemic's disproportionate impact on people of color -- plus reporting and engagement grants of $2k-$10k and five months of mentoring while you work on an ambitious project.

Are you passionate about helping journalists understand and illuminate the social factors that contribute to health and health disparities at a time when COVID-19 has highlighted the costs of such inequities? Looking to play a big role in shaping journalism today in the United States? The USC Center for Health Journalism seeks an enterprising and experienced journalism leader for our new position of “Manager of Projects.” 

 

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