This edition of member news includes accomplishments from Jennifer Abbasi, Monya De, Katherine Eban, Karen Garloch, Barbara Gastel, Prerna Mona Khanna, M.D., M.P.H., David Levine, Marissa Miley, Ellen Rand, Gary Schwitzer and Lana Straub. Continue reading
The Association of Health Care Journalists has named the 2016-17 class of the Regional Health Journalism Fellowship, an annual program for reporters and editors across the United States.
The program, which changes regions each year, will focus this year on journalists from the Great Lakes region, namely Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana. The program begins in the next month. Past classes of fellows have come from the northern Midwest and Plains, the Southeast, the West Coast and the South Central United States.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded a three-year $432,000 grant to the Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, the educational arm of the Association of Health Care Journalists, to support a national fellowship program for local health reporters, editors and producers.
The funding will allow the continuation – and expansion – of the AHCJ Regional Health Journalism Fellowships, an intense program that has trained scores of journalists from across the country.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated its data, showing what hospitals charge Medicare for the same treatment or procedure. Government data files include bills submitted by 3,500 hospitals for the 100 most commonly performed inpatient treatments in federal fiscal years 2011 through 2014. This allows a basis for some local or regional comparisons and a starting point for stories on hospital costs and services. Continue reading
The six journalists were the only ones to declare their candidacy in time to run for the six open spots, precluding the need for an election. Independent journalist Irene Wielawski chose not to run for re-election. The new term of office will begin July 1.