The Connecticut Health Investigative Team [C-HIT], founded in December
2010, is a non-profit news service dedicated to providing high-impact, public
service journalism on vital issues of health and safety and empowering
consumers to make informed health care choices.
C-HIT received its 501c3 designation from the IRS in June 2014. C-HIT has received start-up funding from the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism
Foundation, the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, and the Connecticut Health Foundation. C-HIT has secured multi-year grants from the Knight Foundation and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and has expanded its pool of individual donors. C-HIT also raises funds by securing sponsorships and hosting free public forums on key health issues.
is overseen by a team of veteran Connecticut journalists, including: C-HIT
Editor Lynne DeLucia, a Pulitzer Prize-winning former assistant managing editor
of the Hartford Courant with
more than 40 years’ experience in Connecticut journalism; and Senior Writer
Lisa Chedekel, a former reporter for The
Courant and winner of numerous journalism awards, including a
1999 Pulitzer Prize and a 2007 George Polk Award. The reporting team includes a
pool of experienced freelance journalists.
works with students in the journalism programs at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT, and the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT, and Yale University in New Haven, CT, on research for
stories, while providing the next generation of journalists with practical
is a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News, a coalition of non-profit journalism organizations that produce
non-partisan investigative news.
Since December 2010, C-HIT has published hundreds of public service investigative stories on health and safety that have disclosed lax state oversight, led to changes in public funding and policies and educated consumers to make informed health care choices. C-HIT's team of experienced journalists is dedicated to producing in-depth stories that scrutinize health and safety systems, ranging from the failed oversight of nursing homes, to the prescribing habits of doctors and nurses, hospital infection rates and medical errors, to the finances of health care facilities.
Funds will be used to:
C-HIT is committed to training a new generation of
‘watchdog’ journalists - young people who are empowered with the skills and confidence to uncover information from public agencies and other sources, to question policies and practices and to translate complex subjects into accessible, compelling storytelling. The students live with C-HIT staff in a dorm on a college campus and spend the week learning the skills of in-depth reporting, hearing from award-winning journalists, digging into data sets and writing their own stories for publication.
Lynne DeLucia is the editor and co-founder of the
Connecticut Health I-Team, an in-depth news website focusing on
issues of health, safety and veterans’ health. Prior to launching C-HIT.org in December 2010, Lynne
worked at the
New Haven Register as a reporter and city editor. Lynne is a board member of the
New England First Amendment Coalition. Lynne was inducted in the CT-SPJ Journalism Hall of Fame and received the Judith Vance Weld Brown Spirit of Journalism Award from the New England Society of News Editors in May 2014. In November 2016, Lynne was among 11 women selected as Women's Wellness Honorees by the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame.
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