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Applications accepted for 2019 AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellowship through Oct. 11 Date: 08/15/19

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Association of Health Care Journalists is accepting applications for the 2019 AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellowships.

AHCJ has teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention once again to present this national fellowship program for journalists. Up to 10 fellows will be selected to study public health issues at CDC’s campuses.

The program – made possible with the support of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust – will take place Dec. 1-5 in Atlanta.

Fellows will attend sessions that could include epidemiology, pandemic flu preparedness, global disease prevention efforts, potential health challenges posed by climate change, obesity, autism and more.

CDC officials will lead journalists on a tour of the director’s National Emergency Operations Center, share tips on how to tap into the agency’s vast resources and hear experts and sources speak about policy and research.

Qualified candidates should be working journalists who fit AHCJ’s guidelines for professional membership. Please check here to see if you qualify.

The fellowship includes AHCJ membership (new or renewed), travel expenses within the United States, a food stipend and lodging.

Applications require a letter of recommendation as well as a résumé and reporting sample published within the past year.

The application deadline is noon CT on Oct. 11, 2019.

The Association of Health Care Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing public understanding of health care issues. With about 1,500 members worldwide, AHCJ’s mission is to improve the quality, accuracy and visibility of health care reporting, writing and editing. The association and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism provide training, resources and a professional home for journalists. Offices are based at the Missouri School of Journalism.