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KFF Health News Awards and Honors

KFF Health News, formerly known as Kaiser Health News (KHN), has been recognized repeatedly by our peers in journalism with an increasing number of awards honoring our reports on the American health care system.



The Gerald Loeb Awards

  • Personal Finance and Consumer Reporting:Diagnosis Debt (jointly produced with NPR and CBS)

NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards

NIHCM Foundation Awards

Top of the Rockies

American Association for Cancer Research

  • June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism: No Mercy


The Gerald Loeb Awards

Audio: ‘We’re Coming for You’: For Public Health Officials, a Year of Threats and Menace (jointly produced with “This American Life”)


National Press Club

  • Joan M. Friedenberg Online Journalism Award: Lost on the Frontline (jointly produced with The Guardian)

Online Journalism Awards

  • University of Florida Award in Investigative Data Journalism, Large Newsroom: Underfunded and Under Threat (jointly produced with The Associated Press)

The Radio Television Digital News Association

National Association of Black Journalists’ Salute to Excellence Awards

News Leaders Association Awards

  • Batten Medal for Coverage of the Coronavirus Pandemic: Lost on the Frontline (jointly produced with The Guardian)

World Association of News Publishers North American Digital Media Awards

NIHCM Foundation Awards

AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards

National Headliner Awards

SABEW Best in Business Awards

California News Publisher Association’s Journalism Awards

  • Coverage of the Covid-19 Pandemic: Holding California Accountable for its Covid Response

Northwest Excellence in Journalism Awards

Top of the Rockies Awards


Pulitzer Prizes

The Gerald Loeb Awards

The Goldsmith Awards

National Press Club Awards

Edward R. Murrow Awards

SABEW Best in Business Awards

National Headliner Awards

Sigma Delta Chi Public Service Awards

  • Public Service in Online Journalism: “UVA Lawsuits” series

Society for Professional Journalists Awards

Editor & Publisher Eppy Awards

  • Best Community Service on a Website with less than 1 million unique monthly visitors: “UVA Lawsuits” series

Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards


Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism

SABEW Best in Business Awards

  • Health/Science, small division: Drug price shenanigans

The Joseph L. Brechner Freedom of Information Awards

  • Excellence in reporting about freedom of information, access to government-held information, or the First Amendment: “Hidden Harm” series

National Press Foundation Awards

National Headliner Awards

AHCJ Award for Excellence in Health Care Journalism


AHCJ Award for Excellence in Health Care Journalism

Business: Rogue Vaccine series

NCDJ Katherine Schneider Medal

NIHCM Annual Research and Journalism Award

National Press Club Journalism Awards

National Headliner Award

First Place for the Treatment Overkill series


AHCJ Award for Excellence in Health Care Journalism

National Association of Black Journalists