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.
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.
The Association of Health Care Journalists has announced the selection of a new class of AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellows. The 12 journalists – supported through a grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust – will spend four days studying public health issues with experts of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The AHCJ-directed fellowship program will include virtual presentations and discussions on COVID-19 issues, epidemiology, global disease prevention efforts, chronic diseases, vaccines, influenza, opioids and other topics.