April 5, 2010 – The Connecticut Mirror, www.ctmirror.org, an independent, nonpartisan, non-profit news organization created to reinvigorate coverage of Connecticut’s state government, public policy and politics has received a grant from the Connecticut Health Foundation to create a full-time health beat in Connecticut and help support news coverage from Washington D.C.
“Recognizing the need for in-depth news about state politics and government and the decrease in reporting on health issues, the Connecticut Health Foundation is pleased to support CTMirror.org, whose in-depth news informs key decision-makers, advocates, and health providers.” said President & CEO Patricia Baker.
“Coming as it does so soon after our launch we are very grateful for the generous support of the Connecticut Health Foundation,” said Jim Cutie, Chief Operating Officer, The Connecticut News Project. “Every family in Connecticut is affected by health issues and needs as much information as possible to sort through personal and policy issues. In addition to providing original and reliable reporting on our website we will disseminate this news and information through diverse technologies, online forums and community organizations.”
About Connecticut News Project
The Connecticut News Project Inc. is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit news organization created to reinvigorate coverage of Connecticut’s state government, public policy and politics. Our primary goal is to ensure that the people of the state are better informed about their government and its activities, so they can more effectively participate in the development of public policy and hold officials accountable for understanding and addressing the state’s needs. www.ctmirror.org
About the Connecticut Health Foundation
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) is the state’s largest independent health philanthropy dedicated to improving lives by changing health systems. Since it was established in July 1999, the foundation has supported innovative grant-making, public health policy research, technical assistance and convening to achieve its mission – to improve the health of the people of Connecticut. www.cthealth.org