Member? Log in...

Join or renew today

Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism

Len Bruzzese/AHCJ

Eric Eyre, right, of the Charleston Gazette Mail, accepts a first-place award from then-AHCJ President Karl Stark for his work in the investigative category (small outlets), “Painkiller Profiteers.”

Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism

Since 2004, the Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism have recognized the best health reporting in print, broadcast and online media.

Entries can include a wide range of health coverage including public health, consumer health, medical research, the business of health care and health ethics. The contest was created by journalists for journalists and is not influenced or funded by commercial or special-interest groups.

First-place winners earn $500 and a framed certificate. They also receive complimentary lodging for two nights and registration for the annual conference, April 12-15, 2018, in Phoenix. If there is more than one entrant on the award, it is up to these winners to divide any prize. Lodging will only be covered for one individual in each category.

Winners are recognized at the annual awards luncheon and first-place winners are encouraged to appear on panels to discuss their winning work.

The deadline to enter the 2017 contest has passed. Check back in October for the 2018 deadlines.