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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 CMS briefings

Audio of meetings

AHCJ is making audio recordings available shortly after the briefings in D.C. to make them more widely accessible. See it now...

New Tip Sheets

Get your hands on public records

At Health Journalism 2019, experts offered strategies to surmount the obstacles and teach strategies for getting the documents you need. See it now...

New Advocacy

CDC contacts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has provided email addresses, phone numbers of three key media officers. See it now...

Right to Know news — from Covering Health