Thanks to a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Alliance for Health Reform has released the sixth edition of its “Covering Health Issues” sourcebook. Since the fifth edition, released in 2009, editors have added loads of new content, particularly in areas related to the 2010 Affordable Care Act. The free online edition also comes with links to local stories that exemplify sourcebook-inspired reporting. If you can’t wait for your hard copy to arrive, you can also get the full book in PDF format.
As always, the book promises “fast facts, background, tips for reporters, story ideas and experts with contact information,” as well as “an extensive glossary, ideas and examples for TV and radio reporters, and links to polls on health issues.”
For tips on how to take advantage of this resource, scope out this video, presented by AHCJ member and NPR health reporter Julie Rovner.