Open to AHCJ members: Virtual Rural Health Journalism Workshop

About Jeff Porter

Jeff Porter is the director of education 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.

Rural Health Journalism Workshop 2021Leading rural health experts will highlight AHCJ’s upcoming Rural Health Journalism Workshop 2021 – a virtual event scheduled for June 21-23.

Like last fall’s virtual Journalism Summit on Infectious Disease, the June workshop will bring together journalists with health care and policy experts. This time, the focus will be the stories – both pandemic-related and longstanding concerns – in rural areas, with 60 million residents.

You don’t have to live in a rural area to write great stories about what’s happening just beyond the city limits. Non-urban populations can play a larger-than-expected role in setting policy and legislation in many states and across the country. Leave with a better understanding of what’s happening – and will be happening – in rural regions to bring more perspective to your stories.

The no-fee workshop will be open to all AHCJ members to find and cover health stories in rural America. You’ll just need to register to attend and hear from experts, get answers to your questions and meet speakers in small breakout sessions. If you aren’t a member, click here to find out how to join. AHCJ members will have access to session recordings.

The University of North Dakota is the workshop’s host. Additional sponsors are The Commonwealth Fund, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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