Hundreds of people with disabilities sent to group homes against their will, troubles in nursing homes, and an examination of infant mortality rates that rival those in some Third World countries were among the stories winning top honors in this year’s Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism.
Also winning awards were pieces that found inconsistent standards for home care in Ontario, injuries sidelining nurses across the United States and a radio feature that followed a young man with a failing liver.
The 2015 awards, announced today by the Association of Health Care Journalists, recognize the best health reporting in 11 categories.
See the list of winners and links to their work. AHCJ members can click through to see the questionnaire about how the story was reported.