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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.

New Feedback

Trouble getting information?

Fill out this form to alert AHCJ's Right to Know Committee if you encounter an unresponsive spokesperson, hidden data or are denied access. See it now...

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Lack of access

AHCJ members report being unable to speak directly to public health experts has impeded reporting on COVID-19. See it now...

New Advocacy

COVID-19 data

AHCJ supports public access to all data about COVID-19 hospitalizations. See it now...

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