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D.C. chapter gathers for annual rooftop happy hour

Kimberly Leonard

About Kimberly Leonard

Kimberly Leonard (@leonardkl) is a member of AHCJ’s Right to Know Committee and co-chair of the Washington, D.C., chapter. She covers Congress, the White House, and the Department of Health and Human Services as a health care reporter for the Washington Examiner.

Photo: Phil GalewitzTina Reed, of Fierce Healthcare, makes some announcements and welcomes attendees to the Washington, D.C., rooftop happy hour on June 7, 2018.

Members of the D.C. chapter of the Association of Health Care Journalists gathered on June 7 for their annual rooftop happy hour on Pennsylvania Avenue, at a building overlooking the White House.

The fifth annual event was hosted by the National Pharmaceutical Council, with more than 100 people attending. Journalists and senior health communications staff were present, and met informally over drinks and catered food.  Continue reading

D.C. chapter members mingle at rooftop happy hour

Phil Galewitz

About Phil Galewitz

Phil Galewitz (@philgalewitz), is a senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News covering Medicaid, Medicare, long-term care, hospitals and state health issues. He is a former member of AHCJ's board of directors.

Photo: Phil GalewitzRachana Dixit of Inside Health Policy, Carol Eisenberg of Kaiser Health News, Rebecca Adams of CQ and Christine Stencel of Patient‑Centered Outcomes Research Institute (l-r) attended the happy hour event

Photo: Phil Galewitz  Kyla Campbell of Cox Media, Suzanne Ffolkes of Research America, Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News and Michael Posey of the American Pharmacists Association (l-r) posed with the Washington Monument.

Photo: Phil GalewitzRachana Dixit of Inside Health Policy, Carol Eisenberg of Kaiser Health News, Rebecca Adams of CQ and Christine Stencel of Patient‑Centered Outcomes Research Institute (l-r) attended the happy hour event

Photo: Phil GalewitzRachana Dixit of Inside Health Policy, Carol Eisenberg of Kaiser Health News, Rebecca Adams of CQ and Christine Stencel of Patient‑Centered Outcomes Research Institute (l-r) attended the happy hour event.

At an AHCJ D.C. chapter meeting on May 14, about 35 journalists gathered on a rooftop on Pennsylvania Avenue with a view of the White House. The journalists had an informal happy hour event with about 25 communications officials from patient advocacy and industry groups ranging from The National Pharmaceutical Council, American Nurses Association, American Medical Association, PhRma and The Obesity Society.

The meeting helped people get to know the people and organizations they cover and, possibly to spark some new relationships and story ideas. Attendees noshed on salsa, chips, cheese and wine and craft beer.

Among the news organizations represented at the event were Kaiser Health News, Politico, the Los Angeles Times, The Associated Press and The Dallas Morning News.