AHCJ accepting entries for Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism

Jeff Porter

About Jeff Porter

Jeff Porter is the special projects director for AHCJ and plays a lead role in planning conferences, workshops and other training events. He also leads the organization’s data collection and data instruction efforts.

AHCJ’s 2017 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism is now accepting entries. Follow this link to create an entry. Since 2004, the awards 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, where they are recognized at the annual awards luncheon.

The contest uses an easy-to-use online interface for entries – no cutting, pasting or shipping large packages. The deadline for early-bird, discounted entries is Dec. 8. The final entry is Jan. 8, 2018, noon Central Time. AHCJ members also get a discount for entries, so make sure your membership is up to date.

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