Advertise with AHCJ

Advertising opportunities

Why advertise with AHCJ?

As you know, the news media can place health issues on the public’s agenda and catalyze action at the local, state and national levels. Indeed, the ubiquitous nature of the news media makes it a powerful tool for directing attention to specific issues. What’s more important: the media attract the attention of specific opinion leaders, including politicians, government regulators, community leaders and corporate executives, among others.

  • Reach your target market – more than 1,500 journalists who cover medical research, the business of health care, health policy and consumer issues for the news industry’s top outlets. And, our membership is growing every day! Spread your reach to all forms of the news media – newspapers, television and radio stations, consumer newsletters and magazines, online publications, trade publications and books. We have the top journalists on this beat.

  • Improve journalists’ understanding of key issues. Your ad can point to resources and experts that will help journalists better understand critical and complex health issues.

  • Gain credibility with journalists. Associate with the most highly respected organization dedicated to health and health care journalists in the world.

  • Take advantage of bargain rates. At our low, low ad rates, your organization will get a lot of bang for its buck. You’ll reach the reporters and editors who are most likely to cover health-related issues. Options include classified postings, print display ads and linked online display ads.

Who can advertise with AHCJ?

The Association of Health Care Journalists, and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, seeks to minimize the possibility and appearance of inappropriate influence from outside parties. The association imposes strict limitations on the sources of its funding and embraces transparency, independence and sustainability when evaluating whether to accept funds from outside parties.

While AHCJ has a more detailed fundraising policy, generally advertising is accepted from the following:

  • media companies; media foundations; medical journals;

  • nonprofit, nonpartisan foundations not controlled by commercial firms;

  • nonpartisan research organizations;

  • publicly funded agencies, universities and hospitals;

  • nonprofit colleges/universities;

  • individual nonprofit academic medical centers that are members of AAMC or major teaching affiliates of AACOM member schools;

  • and other educational institutions with an interest in improving the quality of health care journalism consistent with the mission of AHCJ.

  • Companies or groups that have no specific interest in healthcare but which sell or supply products or services that journalists may consider useful in their work. (Examples include computers, notepads, tablets, automobile rentals, hotels, airlines and freelance agencies.)

To place an ad, contact us at 573-884-5606 or

Display ads

Have your opportunity advertised on the popular "Covering Health" blog. Display ads are 300 pixels by 250 pixels. Not more than three ads will cycle through the space at a time. 


$115 a week, with a minimum of four weeks.
Discounts: 10 percent off entire run at six weeks or more
                20 percent off entire run at 12 weeks or more


The Association of Health Care Journalists produces HealthBeat, a newsletter published twice a year that features articles designed to improve the quality, accuracy and visibility of health care reporting and to inform members about industry trends and current emerging issues in health care.

All advertising is subject to AHCJ’s fundraising policy.


Issue                             Contract deadline                  Copy deadline

Summer                                May 15                                 June 10     

Winter                                   Dec. 15                                 Jan. 10      

Ad format

Please send your ad, sized to the exact dimensions below via e-mail as a black and white EPS, TIFF or PDF file at a minimum of 300 dpi at 100 percent.

Ad rates





Ad size

(w x h)

(one issue)

(two issues)

(one issue)

(two issues)


7.5" x 10"





Horizontal half-page

7.5" x 4-7/8"





Vertical one-third

2-3/8" x 10 "





Vertical one-sixth

2-3/8" x 4-7/8"





For an additional $250, a one-time link can placed on our e-newsletter to a copy of your display ad on our Web site.

Job postings is the Web home to more than 1,500 professional members of the Association of Health Care Journalists, and the site is visited by hundreds of other journalists with an interest in health care journalism. If you have a job requiring highly skilled journalists who specialize in public health, consumer medicine, health care policy, medical research or other areas of health journalism, this is the best spot for your posting.

Training opportunities, fellowships, scholarships and grants

Journalists specializing in health care are continually looking for ways to improve their understanding of the issues, the science, the policies. They seek professional training and opportunities to focus on key topics of interest. If you have a fellowship opportunity, training events or grants available to individual journalists, take advantage of our reach.

Awards and contests

AHCJ accepts postings for award programs with noncommercial sponsors. To share your information with our membership, post with us in the months leading up to your deadline.


  • 10-week listing on our Career Development page

  • Link to your own site to further detail your offer or organization

  • No limit on the length of your ad

  • Low, one-time fee per listing

  • Upgrade your listing to get a full week of postings and links in our Daily Update. The daily email has more than 3,500 subscribers.

All advertising is subject to AHCJ’s fundraising policy.

Daily Update

Upgrade any Career Development posting to a full week of postings and links in our Daily Update e-newsletter.

All advertising is subject to AHCJ’s fundraising policy.

Mailing labels

Entire list, one-time use:  $1,475.

AHCJ rents member mailing labels a limited number of times each year to nonprofit organizations that meet our fundraising guidelines. Mailing labels can be helpful to an organization that has ready-made brochures with too much information to fit into a newsletter advertisement. AHCJ must see the proposed mailing before it can be approved. Each payment allows one-time use of these addresses. They cannot be resold, shared or entered into a database. AHCJ does not share e-mail addresses or phone numbers of members.

Please fill out the mailing list rental agreement and return to to order mailing lists.

Conference and workshop programs

Ad size                Dimensions            Annual              One-to two-day workshop

                          (w x h)                  conference *

Full-page                  7.5” x 10”         $1,850                           $  950

Horizontal half-page  7.5” x 5”           $1,100                           $  700

Quarter-page            3.5” x 5”           $825                              $  450

Eighth-page              3.5” x 2.75”      $650                              $  300

* Free advertising and discounted upgrades available to annual conference exhibitors.

For full information on advertising and exhibiting, visit the latest conference site. All advertising is subject to AHCJ’s fundraising policy.

For more about advertising in our conference and workshop programs, contact Susan Cunningham at 573-884-8103 or