Dear Reader,

Starting today, through December 31, your donation to Public Health Watch will be doubled — or your new monthly gift will be matched 12 times — all up to $1,000.

It’s an opportunity provided by NewsMatch, a national campaign in support of nonprofit news outlets like Public Health Watch.

As a follower of PHW’s coverage, you know the value and quality of the investigative journalism we produce. It delivers results: 

  • Our stories on relentless emissions from the petrochemical industry in the Houston area, for example, inspired a Texas state representative to push through legislation raising fines for polluters for the first time in more than a decade.
  • Our stories on a deadly lung disease — caused by inhalation of silica dust by workers for artificial-stone countertop makers — prompted California regulators to draft an emergency rule and double down on enforcement and convinced federal regulators to launch their own enforcement initiative. 
  • Our pieces on a safety-net health clinic in East Texas that was overwhelmed with uninsured patients (in a state that has declined to expand Medicaid) kick-started a process that will lead to millions of federal dollars and help the clinic meet growing demand.

Your contributions will generate more of these powerful stories. They help sustain and grow our mission.

Thanks for making our work possible.

Jim Morris
Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief
Public Health Watch