Issue: Health

Health is a huge and complex issue that has taken center stage in public debate – from partisan divides over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and healthcare access for all, to eroding public trust in medical research and public health crises. Over the past few years, funders have come to see media investment as a means of countering bad health information, engaging the public in healthy behaviors and advancing policy solutions for greater access to affordable care.

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How Gannett used engaged ethics to help kids in crisis



What is it: A campaign launched by Ford in late January that seeks to raise awareness about inequality in all its forms and what can be done about it. Ford asked people on social media one question: Finish this sentence: Inequality is…

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How CIR measured greater awareness of health risks after investigation


How the Connecticut Health I-Team became ‘a leader of niche news’


Gun violence takes center stage at Sundance with premiere of “Newtown”

Gun violence was the focus of several documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival this year, most notably Newtown, which premiered at the festival on Jan. 24. The film, directed by Kim A. Snyder, revisits the residents of Newtown, Conn., in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre that left 20 children and six teachers dead. Newtown is a gripping exploration into a community’s profound grief and what happens after it becomes the center of a national debate around gun violence.

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