Photo: Pia ChristensenAHCJ board members Sabriya Rice, Gideon Gil and Tony Leys prepare to address the membership meeting at Health Journalism 2017.
Each year, members in AHCJ’s professional category elect members for the association board of directors. (Associate and allied members cannot run for election or cast ballots.)
Six of the 12 director positions come up for election each year for two-year terms. Incumbent board members are allowed to run for re-election. Continue reading
Sabriya Rice (), a health reporter and producer, joined five incumbents in being seated on the Association of Health Care Journalists’ 2016-17 board of directors.
Incumbents starting a new term include Julie Appleby, M.P.H.; Scott Hensley; Tony Leys; Ivan Oransky, M.D., and Charlotte Sutton.
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.
Read more about AHCJ’s board of directors.
Photo: Pia Christensen/AHCJ AHCJ’s board of directors meets to discuss the organization’s accomplishments and look ahead at its April 2016 meeting in Cleveland.
Several professional category members of AHCJ have announced their candidacy for the organization’s board of directors.
Six of the 12 director positions come up for election each year for two-year terms. Incumbent board members are allowed to run for re-election.
The deadline to declare candidacy for the board is noon (Central time) on June 3. Information about running for the board and instructions on how to do so is available here.
Qualified AHCJ members can now declare their candidacy for the organization’s board of directors.
Each year, members in AHCJ’s professional category elect members of the board. Six of the 12 director positions come up for election each year for two-year terms.
AHCJ is built on the wisdom, experience and energy of its members. It is what makes AHCJ a professional home for so many journalists. Continue reading
From the Winter 2015 issue of HealthBeat.
Ebola coverage has fallen to a trickle, but the disease is still killing many people in West Africa. And today the concern is that the virus will become a permanent presence, burning on for years in rural areas. It also could flare up again in the United States and Europe, spreading cases across the globe.
Through it all, AHCJ’s healthjournalism.org, coordinated by managing editor Pia Christensen, has delivered tons of useful advice.
Some of these by AHCJ graduate research assistant Kris Hickman are useful nuggets, such as the difference between “infectious” and “contagious” or how quarantine differed from isolation.
Other posts explained that Ebola is much harder to spread than the measles.
And Joseph Burns, AHCJ’s core topic leader on health insurance, wrote an insightful piece showing how Thomas Eric Duncan’s uninsured status may have contributed to his death in Dallas from Ebola.