Sunday, June 07, 2009

Grant for Journalists Writing About Health Issues That Under Served Communities Face

From The Foundation Center...

Deadline: July 22, 2009

Journalists Invited to Apply for Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism

Named in honor of the late vice president of communications and public affairs at the California Endowment, California's largest health foundation, the Dennis A. Hunt Memorial Fund for Health Journalism provides grants for reporting on the critical health issues facing under served communities.

The grant competition is open to all journalist members of, a Web 2.0 community built by the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships.

Print, broadcast, and new media journalists are eligible to apply, as are all past fellows of the USC Annenberg/California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships. Joint projects between mainstream and ethnic media are given special priority. The grant is designed to cover reporting and publishing-related costs such as travel, Web development, database acquisition, translation services, and a journalist's otherwise uncompensated time. Both freelancers and news outlet employees are eligible to apply.

The fund seeks proposals for stories or multimedia projects that illuminate or expose critical community health or community health policy issues. Community is defined broadly by the fund to include both geographic areas and groups of people with shared characteristics, such as Asian-Americans or women.

Proposals can focus on a specific health topic or delve into a confluence of circumstances and conditions that impact health, including environment; social class; crime and violence; urban development; access to health resources or the lack thereof; school absenteeism and its link to health; transportation or city planning and their link to health; and disparities in health.

Awards range from $2,500 to $10,000 each. Grants will be awarded for three years, beginning in 2009.

For complete program guidelines, visit the Web site.

Link to Complete RFP

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