AHCJ suspends membership expirations during virus efforts

Pia Christensen

About Pia Christensen

Pia Christensen (@AHCJ_Pia) is the managing editor/online services for AHCJ. She manages the content and development of healthjournalism.org, coordinates AHCJ's social media efforts and edits and manages production of association guides, programs and newsletters.

The Association of Health Care Journalists has announced a “no-expiration policy” during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Memberships that would normally have expired between February and June will be kept active, said AHCJ Executive Director Len Bruzzese.

“Many of our members are on the front lines of this health crisis and their expertise is being called upon during some extra-long days and nights,” Bruzzese said.

“We don’t want them worrying about a housekeeping chore like membership renewal when so much is at stake. Even more important, we don’t want them losing access to all of the organization’s membership resources meant to make their jobs a lot easier.”

The AHCJ policy announcement comes at the same time the organization has opened its virus-related resources to non-member journalists. This includes webcasts, blog posts and reporter guides.

Questions regarding membership status or expirations should be directed to info@healthjournalism.org.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.