This funding supports the Record-Journal newspaper’s coverage of health issues affecting Black and Latino residents through the position of a health equity beat reporter. Coverage topics include barriers to affordable health care for Black and Latino Connecticut residents, the factors underlying disparate health outcomes by race and ethnicity, and solutions and resources available to improve those outcomes.
This is a 24-month grant.
Fiscal sponsor: Community Foundation of Central Connecticut, Inc./Meriden-Wallingford Community Foundation
The Connecticut Health Foundation provides grants to media organizations because news reporting on health care provides insights, informs debates, and ensures that critical topics reach broad audiences. The funding is awarded with an understanding that the journalism will be independent, and the grant will play no role in editorial decisions about health coverage.