I-News awarded major grant for health reporting project

The Colorado Health Foundation has awarded a three-year, $425,000 grant to the I-News Network in support of in-depth, data-based journalism on key health and medical care issues facing Colorado.colorado-health-foundation-logo

The grant will be used to cover operating expenses of the I-News Health Reporting Project, including a full-time editor and a reporter skilled in data analysis and in-depth multimedia journalism.

“I-News is dedicated to helping millions of Coloradans have access to journalism that illuminates serious issues and inspires people to fix problems,” said I-News executive director Laura Frank. “So many of the most urgent and complex issues facing our state today are related to health. I’m confident this grant will lead to journalism that makes a difference.”

“The in-depth news stories produced by I-News serve as an important information source for Coloradans about health topics,” said Kelly Dunkin, vice president for philanthropy at the Colorado Health Foundation. “We believe such information and education are vital to personal and public health and, ultimately, to making Colorado the healthiest state in the nation.”

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