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The right to know: It’s a concept that underpins all journalism, and nowhere is it more important than in health care and medicine. Patients have a right to know what will keep them healthy and what will make them sick. Citizens have a right to know how effectively their government protects and serves those who depend on it. For health care journalists that means heavy responsibilities – and sometimes daunting challenges. Through its Right to Know Committee, AHCJ advocates for openness and provides resources for members striving to shed light on complex topics.

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Barriers to access

Survey of health journalists finds roadblocks to information at federal agencies. See it now...

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Using FOIA, lawsuits for records

Fred Schulte’s investigation into Medicare Advantage plans took a lot of digging, filing of FOIA requests and ultimately a lawsuit. See it now...

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Getting past gate­keepers

Scoring an interview with a scientist who works for a government agency can be frustrating and full of dead ends. It shouldn't be.  See it now...

Right to Know news — from Covering Health