In-depth investigations into heroin and pain-pill abuse drew several top awards in this year’s Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism.
The 2016 awards, announced today by the Association of Health Care Journalists, recognize the best health reporting in 11 categories. This year, the contest’s 13th, drew nearly 400 entries.
Winning entries included investigations into inflated prescription-drug prices, agricultural practices fueling antibiotic resistance, and poor oversight of dangerous drug interactions.
Read more about the winners.
Hundreds of people with disabilities sent to group homes against their will, troubles in nursing homes, and an examination of infant mortality rates that rival those in some Third World countries were among the stories winning top honors in this year’s Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism.
Also winning awards were pieces that found inconsistent standards for home care in Ontario, injuries sidelining nurses across the United States and a radio feature that followed a young man with a failing liver.
The 2015 awards, announced today by the Association of Health Care Journalists, recognize the best health reporting in 11 categories.
See the list of winners and links to their work. AHCJ members can click through to see the questionnaire about how the story was reported.
Because of technical difficulties, AHCJ will accept entries for the Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism until noon ET on Jan. 7, according to contest coordinator Brandi McGrath.
The annual awards program, which is run by journalists and not influenced or funded by commercial or special-interest groups, recognizes the best health reporting in print, broadcast and online media. Continue reading
The latest report on AHCJ members’ awards, fellowships, job changes and other news includes Diane Atwood, Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn, Sharon Dunten, Audrey Dutton, Karl Eisenhower, Peter Eisler, P. Mona Khanna, Nick Mulcahy, Marianne O’Hare, Cheryl Platzman Weinstock, Gary Schwitzer, Liz Seegert and Jenny Wagner. Continue reading
Enter your best work of the year to be recognized by the premier contest for health journalism. Since 2004, the Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism have recognized the best health reporting in print, broadcast and online media.
First-place winners earn $500 and a framed certificate. They also receive complimentary lodging for two nights and registration for the annual conference, April 7-10, 2016, in Cleveland. Winners are recognized at the annual awards luncheon and first-place winners are encouraged to appear on panels to discuss their winning work.
Entries can include a wide range of health coverage including public health, consumer health, medical research, the business of health care and health ethics. Click here to read the rules, the FAQ and to enter.